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Why the president’s
losing the youth vote

New York Post, by Ron Meyer & Celia Bigelow

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/31/2012 5:07:59 AM

Katy Perry concerts and MTV appearances won’t help President Obama with young voters this time around. On Friday, Obama appeared on MTV for “ASK OBAMA LIVE: An MTV Interview with the President” for one last push to win over the hearts of the generation that secured his victory in 2008. The president had no fresh material, but it was clear he knows his campaign is hemorrhaging support from the more than 20 million 18- to 29-year-olds who’ll vote this year — votes he can’t afford to lose. Obama beat John McCain by 34 points in this group,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/31/2012 5:13:28 AM     (No. 8976103)

Had a automated survey call the other day. I think whoever it was was looking for the youth sentiment because when I punched in my age, that was the end of the call. It just sat there and finally disconnected.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: geo11, 10/31/2012 5:21:03 AM     (No. 8976110)

Fool me once. The young aren't as dumb as Obama had hoped. That poster on their childhood bedroom wall has lost some of its magic. When you have amassed huge college debts with few job opportunities reality hits home pretty quick. The change they are thinking about now is to get rid of the incompetent fool in the White House.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/31/2012 5:45:12 AM     (No. 8976121)

What's really sick is Obama doesn't try to win people over with policies but simply exploiting these people with their fascination with celebrities. He tells people he has all these cool musicians on his Itunes instead of his plans to create jobs.

Some of these kids might even be listening to their parents for a change. "Vote for Romney or you'll have to move out."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pliades, 10/31/2012 6:28:30 AM     (No. 8976159)

Has it ever occurred to any of the pollsters that a majority of those who are polled are lying to them? We see examples everyday of how the party loyal are making life difficult for those who do not agree with their political views and don't want to pop up on their radar. We know they are watching us and making lists of those who are going to need 're-education' once this country is 'flipped' to the dark side.
Those they call fools are not as stupid as they are thought to be. People really do learn from their mistakes and the whole nation is going to correct this past one on November 6th.
We have no other choice.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zapper1979, 10/31/2012 6:49:22 AM     (No. 8976179)

As I posted on another thread, I believe Obama made a huge miscalculation that young voters want someone as President with the same maturity level of a cross between a college frat boy and a high school stoner...got news for you Bammy, they don't. They have come to the realization that having Zippy as POTUS is kind of like walking in on your parents smoking pot.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/31/2012 7:40:03 AM     (No. 8976249)

Like finding your parents stumbling and drooling,mumbling and cursing from using "Bath Salts" and Ecstasy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southernboy, 10/31/2012 9:16:17 AM     (No. 8976435)

They can also see right through some 50'ish old fool trying to pass himself off as 'cool' and 'with it.'

At that age young people expect maturity, even if they don't have it themselves.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob, 10/31/2012 11:27:50 AM     (No. 8976809)

What is lamer than an old guy pretending he is still in college? More people understand how foolish his act is 4 years later. At some point, even detached, snarky, wannabe elitists, might notice that this clown is NEVER in the Oval office.

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