On the subject of millennials disapproval of Hillary Clinton Newsweek columnist Emmett Rensin writes:
"Hillary Clinton does not support single-payer health care; Young voters do. Hillary Clinton is among the more hawkish members of the Democratic Party; Young voters are not. Hillary Clinton is a capitalist, and even within a capitalist party, she is in both perception and in practice unusually comfortable with capitalism’s worst practices. Millennials, by contrast, reject the entire economic system by a bare majority."
Democratic Party members and liberal pundits berate millennials for not casting aside their beliefs in order to stop Donald Trump, but ignore the fact that Trump's support comes from older voters who abandoned the Democratic Party because it abandoned them.
They raise the specter of Ralph Nader costing Al Gore the 2000 election and ignore the fact that hundreds of thousands of Florida registered Democrats voted for George W Bush.
People talk about the Republican Party being doomed, but Rensin thinks the Democratic Party is the one that's in trouble. On that he may be underestimating how craven Democratic elected officials can be. Hillary changed her tune on a number of important issues to fend off Bernie Sanders, the TPP trade treaty for example. No one believes her, but she's Hillary. Democratic politicians generally are better liars than Hillary. Their supporters have little idea of what their elected representatives do once in office yet believe in their hearts that they're representing their economic interests.
Millennials, who have developed their own news sources and widely share their knowledge across social media, are more well informed than that, and Democrats who want to keep their fancy offices, their status, their hefty paychecks and gold plated benefits and retirement plans will eventually start paying millennials and their beliefs more attention and will start singing if not a different tune in a slightly less offensive key.