If predicted numbers of young people turn out to vote, it could change the American political landscape forever, writes Anna Quindlen in Newsweek.

“The bottom line is that the net effect of young people’s enthusiasm about Obama is likely to outstrip his candidacy. There’s data suggesting that once people vote they will vote again, making it a civic habit, and that party affiliation tends to remain unchanged from a relatively early age. The young Democrats voting today will be the middle-aged Democrats voting tomorrow. As Norman Ornstein wrote more than 20 years ago, the party that secures the youth vote secures the power for the next generation.”

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