Young Voters Snubbed as Dem Convention Delegates

Are the much-vaunted 2.7 million young people who have turned out in record number for Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama getting thrown under the bus by the party establishment?Mike Connery at Future Majority (and subject of a live Q&A here last week) has an interesting story about young Democratic activists and campaign supporters being cut from the selection process in delegate-rich California and other states.

In what appears to be a wagon-circling move by longtime party insiders, the Clinton and Obama campaigns are exercising their “right of refusal” powers — essentially rewarding only the most fire-breathing, unswayable supporters among the thousands of people applying to become national delegates to represent their states at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

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