young vietnamese americans are voting democrat

On Friday, I posted about the strong support for John McCain in the Vietnamese American community. That's not to suggest that there aren't also vocal Vietnamese American voters out there for Barack Obama. In fact, many young Vietnamese Americans are apparently abandoning the Republican Party in droves: Young Vietnamese-Americans turn away from GOP.

According to a San Jose Mercury News computer analysis of nearly 30,000 new Santa Clara County voters, Vietnamese Americans age 30 and under are registering Democratic over Republican nearly 4 to 1. (The analysis was done by plugging Vietnamese surnames into a database.) And they're voting for Obama.

Unlike many in the previous generation—emigres from war-torn Vietnam—who believe Democrats are too soft on communism and weak on defense, this new generation of young Vietnamese American voters aren't quite as quick to be buddies with John McCain. Yes, my friends. Come over to our side.

While I'm at it, here's yet another article on the impact of changing Asian American voting patterns in this election: Growing Asian-American vote sheds passive past. It's time to stand up and be counted, Asian America. Power in numbers.

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