The older generation which thinks it knows everything and what it doesn't know it once knew and chose to forget because it was irrelevant tends to ascribe laziness, ignorance and venality to the new-comers. At least I do.
But what if we were looking at them from the wrong perspective. What if we really weren't applying the youth perspective to the political arena. What if they really have an ethic and a perspective on the future which we simply don't understand?
I think Henninger grabs it pretty well in this WSJ piece:
On Hope and Change v. 2.0
The question becomes whether a young adult wants to wait in the bread line for his dole or be able to access the bold new world of information, technology and (dare we whisper it,) success?