The fickle youth vote...

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    Much to my surprise, newly minted voters are just as divided as anyone past thirty. I thought they would be of one mind with college students...who seem to overwhelmingly favor Obama...but they are not. In fact, the ones I interacted with this weekend are tending toward writing in Al Gore or Ron Paul.

    Quite the cynical bunch.
     
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    A big deal is made of the youth vote but in reality that particular demographic has an historically low voter turn out. If BHO is depending on the youth vote to tip the scales, he may be disappointed especially if he can't get the white blue collar vote
     
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    Despite what Hillary has been saying, he already did in several states.
     
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    That would be pretty much everybody saying that not just Hillary.
     
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    This may have been the case in prior presidential elections, but this time there is just a tad bit more at stake, and I think the youth voters realize that.
     
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    yea.. maybe.. but the same was said the last 2 elections and the whole "mtv generation vote or die" crap fizzled.


    Here... enjoy some hair metal.


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    whats up with the sketchy hit or miss video posting???


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    The Vote or Die campaign was the entertainment industry trying to get involved, i.e. MTV, P-Diddy; so youth obviously was attracted to it.

    However, this time around, there is NO big superstar or TV Station, such as MTV or BET promoting events that will attract youth to voting. Young people 18-30 are turning out on their own accord. Calling people, going door to door, hosting events to raise money, starting websites, starting rallies <-- this we have not seen in ANY ELECTION, which should speak volumes.

    The people who are in (or went to) school OR fresh to the professional world OR who are struggling daily OR without healthcare, usually are all young people from 18-30, and they are concerned about their future and see Obama as the one who can provide better solutions. So I think this time around, young people will show up, because of the issues and because of the historical nature this election holds.
     
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    Um, no offense but the bottom half of your demographic is probably still living on mommy and daddy's health care. And a large portion of it is still living off mommy and daddy.
     
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    I thought once you hit 18 you were off of your parents healthcare.
     
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    Not if you're a student.
     

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