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What Happened to the Young Guns?

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    The Republican "Young Guns" were supposed to change American's views about conservatism. The group, created by Representatives Kevin McCarthy and Eric Cantor, were recruited to appeal to voters in blue states that might be open to vote for "a new generation of conservative leaders." They raised tons of money. They were supposed to be the next big thing. What happened on Election night was anything but positive for these "Young Guns." All but one of them lost.

    Kevin McCarthy and Eric Cantor fundamentally misread the American electorate. They thought that they could put younger people with the same radical philosophies on the ballot and the electorate would welcome them with open arms. What Republicans have failed to realize is that it doesn't matter how old or young a candidate is, it's what their positions are. It's as easy to explain as the age old saying: "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."

    Thoughts on the Young Gun's election night meltdown? Is it a sign of the electorate shifting away from the radical Republicans or was it just a warm-up for McCarthy and the Republicans to double down on in the 2014 midterms?