There is…reason for optimism rooted in the…differences between the 2010 and 2012 elections. The Class of 2010 was elected by a narrow but intense slice of the electorate—the anti-Obama, recession-fueled rage of the 2010 midterm election landslide. The Class of 2012 was elected in a presidential year, with a broader and more representative segment of the electorate..many of the 2013 freshmen attended an orientation session at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government after the election…“The common attitude among those who attended our conference was that they wanted to be solution-oriented,” said [the director of the Institute of Politics, Trey] Grayson. “They heard loud and clear from voters during the campaign that voters wanted solutions, not rhetoric.”
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