Alex Seitz-Wald, at Salon, eavesdrops on the next generation of young conservatives:
“How do you make abortion funny?” That was a key question mulled at a major conservative gathering Friday on how to make social conservatism appealing to young people, after an election where Republicans got trounced in the battle for millennial voters (who are are moving even further and further away from the Christian-right on marriage and other issues).
Abortion has to be made funny, the thinking goes, because funny sells on social media, and that’s where one goes to court young people. “You can engage with sarcasm, it’s hard with the abortion issue, but you have to,” said Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins at a breakout panel at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington today on how to win millennial voters. “Unfortunately we have to, because this is the generation that we’ve been dealt.”…
Read the whole thing — it’s not long! — and keep in mind: These are not AARP voters, these are college kids. Okay, Liberty University college kids, but still.
Apart from being grateful that we’re not Republicans, what’s on the agenda for the evening?