A great column by YAF's Jason Mattera writing at WaPo:
Long before Mr. Obama began appealing to the elusive youth vote, "The Gipper" attracted thousands of young people to his cause. The historic attendance at the Brandenburg Gate in 1987 and the anti-communism speeches delivered at Notre Dame University and Moscow State University are just a few examples. The youths' enthusiasm for Mr. Reagan, entrenched in the substance of his message, not merely a superficial charm, resulted in election-changing votes - allowing him to capture 59 percent of the youth vote in 1984. To put this in perspective, not even Bill Clinton could surpass that margin, even though at 22 years Mr. Reagan's junior when elected, he took unusual steps to court younger voters, such as blabbering about his underwear on MTV and playing the saxophone on late-night talk shows.
Full column here.