My Thoughts On Kenneth Quinnell's Idea
Kenneth Quinnell wants the Democratic Party to start paying interns. He doesn't want to hear any lip about it not being financially possible. (Even though that was my first thought.)
Here is the problem. Why should Democrats pay college kids to do something they already are for free? Kenneth's argument is that paying interns helps retain youth and makes them better worker bees in the party. I agree with that in theory. The establishment also has to train and commit time to these young people. That hasn't been something they wanted to do.
My experience in grassroots efforts, as a young man, was I was treated as nothing more than free labor. I was never involved with the inner-circle decisions. That is a big part of why young people don't stick around. Pay increases is not enough. The whole party culture will have to shift to making advancement possible. If it's nothing more than about internship then it's doomed to failure.
Back to you, Kenneth.