Knocking Rock the Vote

After the Los Angeles Times reported on the youth voter registration organization Rock the Vote's asking whether the draft could be reinstituted "if the situation doesn't improve," Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie called the campaign "reckless" and "malicious." In a letter to the group, Gillespie wrote, "It is unfortunate that you feel the need to engage in a misinformation campaign regarding an alleged draft to energize young voters." Rock the Vote's president wrote to Gillespie, "We think young people deserve to know where the politicians stand on this issue - and that a generation that could be called to service deserves more than the phony debate they are getting."