Heritage Foundation presidents recommit to spreading conservatism on college campuses

President Barack Obama’s reelection at hands of young Americans has lit a fire under the butt of at least one conservative organization to do a better job reaching out to young people on the nation’s college campuses.

At an event Friday in Washington D.C. at the Heritage Foundation, current Heritage President Ed Feulner and President-elect, former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), promised that Heritage, a conservative think tank, will be doing its part in the coming year to coordinate with student groups on college campuses.

Over the last two weeks, the two visited 10 cities speaking on the direction of the conservative movement in the Heritage ‘Presidents’ Tour.’ On Friday, they held the tour’s finale at the group’s headquarters, where they stressed the importance of getting more young people involved in the conservative movement.

DeMint, pointed out that unlike the Romney campaign, the Obama Machine “not only had people on every college campus or people in every dorm, but they had people on every floor,” during Obama’s 2012 campaign.

Talking about more permanent, non-election based groups, Feulner cited the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) as a positive example of conservative group that is successfully reaching out to college students. He said Heritage wants “to make sure they’re working together” with these young conservative groups.

The Heritage Foundation’s internship program is also a valuable resource for young conservatives, Feulner said.

“Our 200 interns, they work alongside our policy experts, they actually work on real research,” he noted.

The Leadership Institute’s conservativejobs.com also posts thousands of conservative internships and entry level jobs for college students and recent graduates to get involved with the conservative movement.

Feulner, the founder of the Heritage Foundation and the outgoing president, also boasted about how one of his interns hijacked Obama’s “#My2K” hashtag last November. After Obama took credit for the Bush tax cuts and told Americans to tweet #My2K in tweets explaining what they’d do with the $2,000 they’d get to keep as a result of an extension of the cuts, one clever Heritage intern purchased the hashtag for $900.

“The first thing they saw [on Twitter] was Heritage Foundation talking about tax policies,” Feulner said laughing. “Here’s the opportunity…how you have to commuicate with the next generation.”

Feulner also promised he paid the intern back.

 

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    Well I said back in 1971 when they added the Twenty-sixth Amendment that this was trouble in waiting.. At 18 even collage kids at 18 are so detached from reality they should not be allowed to vote .. They have never had to make mortgage payments or send a kid to school or pay taxes or anything hell unlike back in the early 70’s most kids now stay with mommy and daddy for yrs longer then we did . And they basically have little skin in the game and not a damn thing to loose as life for 99% of 18 yrs olds has been a free ride .
    And most 18 yr old do not know their asses from 3rd base . At 18 I was drafted and thought I knew what it was all about .. yes right now looking back I know now what I thought I knew then.. But this is why Obama went after the little childrens vote they are like putty and minds are soft .. And free everything just sounds good to anyone who’s never paid for anything ..
    This is why Obama made this big deal about the 26th amendment 2 yrs ago almost he knew what gave him the job .. And hell the fact Obama fought to allow 26 yr old adults to live on Mommy and daddy;s insurance just shows the mind set of a damn foll at 26 its time to get you lazy overly educated dumb ass out of my home and go build your nest.. I know my 3 children all be came self supporting adults unlike many of their childhood friends men 35 and 40 yrs old still living with momma LOL

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