The implication, every time, is that the ‘youth vote’ menace is just a noisy paper tiger. Sure, some of these kids will vote, they say, but the way things look now it won’t be more than ten percent. That’s the colleges; the other ninety percent are either military types, on the dole, or working people - on salary, just married, hired into their first jobs. Man, these people are already locked down, the same as their parents.
- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail ‘72