Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) urged young people to do what they can in this year’s presidential election when she addressed the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) conference Wednesday morning. She stressed the use of social media to support House and Senate candidates and ultimately, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Bachmann said that despite the political tide of the country in the last few years, she is optimistic about this fall’s election. However, she had a dire warning for young people, saying that there is more at stake for them, than there is for her generation.
“Each one of you, in your own way has a very important sphere of influence,” said Bachmann.
Bachmann wants as many young people to be involved in the process as possible because of what happened on college university campuses four years ago. President Barack Obama was catapulted to the White House in no small part because of the college student vote.
Bachmann also stressed to the crowd that social media such as Facebook and Twitter will play another substantial role in this fall’s election.
“What we are finding out, is that you all are actually uber community organizers.”
“Because really, if you can’t say it in 140 characters, it doesn’t need to be said, right?” joked Bachmann.
She summed up her speech by telling young people that in order for the country to turn around its negative path, they should do what they can for any conservative candidate running for office, whether it is Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney or someone else.
“I encourage you to adopt a candidate. Find somebody you can work for, whether it’s a House member, whether it’s a Senate member, or both. Or whether it is working on the behalf of Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States. I am fully behind Mitt Romney and his candidacy.”
The National Conservative Student Conference (NCSC) in Washington, D.C. is an annual gathering of YAF’s largest supporters, college students from all over America and some of the most influential leaders in the conservative movement today.