YOUTH: The Cheerleaders

Of all the props in a meticulously stage-managed convention, none were more prominent, or as appealing in their nontheatrical freshness, than the 3,200 Young Voters for the President, whose rehearsed exuberance enlivened every public event. They were bused to VIP airport arrivals and accorded 1,500 tickets to pack the galleries of convention hall, as well as to give the floor area enough young faces to help television viewers forget the fact that only 3% of the voting delegates were under 25. The boys beardless, the girls firmly bra-ed, they gave the Grand Old Party a cosmetic new look of...

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