Normally I’m pleased and excited to see young people working hard for conservatism and the future of America. But the College Republican National Committee has made some messaging decisions which I believe to be mistakes.
In Facebook posts, tweets, emails, and now a new video ad, the CRNC has called to light the high proportion of college graduates moving back in with their parents because they can’t find jobs. While this is a statistic worth considering and certainly reflective of the Obama economy, the CRNC has taken it one step too far.
Watch their latest video:
This ad is obviously intended to be humorous, but I’m offended the CRNC – an organization I am a part of – would even suggest that where a person lives somehow makes him or her inferior. Living with your parents is nothing to be ashamed of – and it certainly does not mean you “make bad choices” or become a Democrat. It’s the fiscally responsible option, which I should think any conservative organization would smile upon.
It’s a shame to see so many young people unemployed and unable to afford the lifestyle they desire. But there’s a big difference between calling attention to a disturbing economic trend and alienating a group the CRNC itself states is substantial and still growing.
This video was perhaps one of those “bad choices” the CRNC should have avoided.