So reads the headline of a new column at USA Today by Alex Schriver, the chairman of the College Republican National Committee.

Schriver’s analysis is correct and college aged voters face a clear decision on election day this year.

For decades, graduation has signified a major achievement and transitional moment in the lives of the students crossing the stage in a cap and gown to received their hard-earned degree or diploma. It meant the start of an exciting chapter for graduates, filled with the promise of independence and a shot at building the life they’d dreamed of.

Whether those dreams involved starting a career, building a business or starting a family, young people had their lives ahead of them with seemingly unlimited possibilities.

The lack of jobs and the mountain of debt are a recipe for disappointment and dependence. Graduation no longer represents the start of an exciting new chapter for most students. It means returning home to live with mom and dad.

Four years ago, young Americans were excited for “hope and change.” They thought the election of President Obama would bring about a bright new future for their generation.That’s why they voted for him by a historic margin.

But that feeling has faded. Recent research by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, a non-partisan group, asked young people how they felt about Obama: admiring, satisfied,disappointed, or angry. The number one answer? Disappointed. And as a result, they’re less likely to vote for Obama than they were four years ago.

Read it all at the link below.