David Hogg has become one of the most well-known and followed young activists in the world since surviving the Parkland shooting and taking his message to the masses. When Hogg tweets, young voters and those coming of age to vote listen. On Thursday, Hogg appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Show to talk about the views many young voters are now sharing in regards to wealthy politicians.
Here’s what Hogg says about the views of America’s next generation of voters:
“I think one important factor is the fact that, when it comes to voting for people, young people. We are starting to see this shift in America that not only around voting for young people, but around the fact that when wealthier people are running, younger people are starting to think, why would these people want to fix the world that, quite frankly, a lot of us think that they messed up.”
“Like the president being a billionaire,” Hogg said as Mika Brzezinski let out a laugh. “These people that are creating a lot of the problems we face as a nation right now are coming back into politics and saying they want to solve them when in reality they’re in it for themselves — and that’s the truth.”
Here’s the full interview:
Hogg’s assessment of the situation may be right on point and could extend even further. In several key primary races leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections, younger more progressive candidates have managed to claim the Democratic nomination despite raising far less money than their incumbent counterparts.
Take for example activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary upset over high-ranking House Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley which was achieved despite racing far less money than her opponent.
If Hogg is correct in his assessment, young voters could finally be the difference in key 2018 mid-term elections.