Republicans also need to work on an economic message outside of simply cutting taxes. That message failed, certainly amongst the young, to convince voters that Republicans have a plan to bring our economy back. Mike Sabato, a junior at Fairfield, articulated the way many college voters perceived McCain’s message on the economy. “McCain’s message focused on the reasons why Obama’s plan to increase taxes were wrong, not why his plan was right. When he did talk about his own ideas, it centered on cutting taxes without the explanation of how tax cuts would stimulate the economy.”
~ Jonas Stankovich's article "REPUBLICAN ECONOMICS AND THE YOUNG: THE FUNDAMENTALS ARE NOT SOUND"