How can conservatives win over young voters? Go for their gut
When the Washington D.C. city council held a hearing last week on new proposed regulations of the District’s burgeoning food truck scene, it took seven hours to get through all the complaints. And since the issue was about Korean tacos and curbside barbeque, and since the rules would limit the number of allowable trucks in Foggy Bottom to three, it wasn’t just your typical-small government types raising hell. …
But some Republicans argue that there’s a way to stick to their core values and still make inroads with a younger generation of voters—a group that overwhelmingly went for Obama in 2012. The secret could lie with food trucks.
“Republicans should be making a bigger deal about how D.C. is trying to regulate the little guy right out of the market,” Grover Norquist, a hero of the anti-tax movement told National Journal. “What they need is for people to see this and say, ‘I’m on the side of the people that the government is messing with.’ Then the GOP should say that’s what it means to be a Republican.”