Harnessing and maintaining the youth vote, Mo Rocca says.
Question: What is the biggest challenge facing the Democrats?
Mo Rocca: I think the greatest challenge facing the Democrats is maintaining this youth quake excitement – harnessing it and maintaining it – because I think conservatives . . . Not to paint with such a broad brush here, but conservatives have . . . Conservatives have more sturdy institutions, like churches where they’re constantly getting new blood. Conservatives have more sturdy institutions from which they get new blood all the time – like churches. Obviously not all churchgoers are conservative, but you know that’s a very handy network. And I think the Democrats have, you know . . . The Democrats have always been much more of a . . . The Democrats have always been much more of a . . . The Democrats have always been much more of a crazy quilt of special interests, and I think it’s hard to get the center of the left to hold. Recorded on: 2/14/08