Tuesday, November 15, 2011

No Hope, No Vote?


Unlike 2008, Obama's 2012 campaign will probably be without strong student support. Former Obama enthusiasts find it difficult to be apart his new campaign. Fear has crushed their spirits. Now that many students who were apart of the campaign have graduated, and are struggling with the job market, it is hard to imagine they will be apart of his reelection as they were before. Read some of the student's stories.

4 comments:

Kevin Tutasig said...

Although that may be true, I think that the best way to get at the youth is through the New Media (like Texts,websites, & blogs). If Obama does a good job utilizing these tools... I think he will remain popular among young voters.

Michael Koester said...

It's interesting- as much as Obama was popular among college students in 2008, voter turnout only increased in the college age demographic by 2% from 2004.

BL said...

It's not about reaching out to young voters through "New Media." Obama's 2008 campaign utilized media channels effectively, more so than any other candidate's campaign. The article indicates that young voters' disillusionment with the Obama Administration is due to the White House's failure to accomplish the promises of the 2008 campaign. This kind of disappointment won't be easily cured.

BL said...

It's possible that a lot of college-age voters enthusiastic about Obama were lazy/went to school in upstate NY and didn't get their voter registration form in time. :)