Neil Munro of the Daily Caller has counted 130 appearances by the president, vice president, their spouses, White House officials, and Cabinet secretaries at colleges and universities since spring 2011.
Obama's decision to campaign -- er, conduct official business -- on university campuses last week was not surprising. According to exit polls, there was no surge of young voters in 2008. They made up 18 percent of voters, compared to 17 percent in 2004.
Young people are notoriously transient, and it's hard for political organizers to track them down. Harder perhaps this year, with many recent college graduates unable to find jobs and a rising percentage of young people moving in with their parents.
The Hrvard survey showed 58 percent of Millennials saying the economy was a top issue and only 41 percent approving Obama's handling of it. Like Romney, they seem to be saying, "It's the economy, and we're not stupid."
READER COMMENT: When I tried to explain to my then 18 and 19 year old daughters as to why I wasn’t gonna vote for Obama, they refused to listen, “Yer a racist, and refusing to vote for the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT just proves.”
When they called me to see if I was watching the Inaugural of Obama, and I wasn’t (I was crying in shame for my country)I was accused again.
Now, they are both unemployed. The first had a stellar college career, working her way thru, and holding internship after internship, consciously every day doing something towards her career.
She’s coming over this evening. It will take every ounce of self-control to not say, “Told you so.” Instead, I will ask her what party will she vote for, I’ll ask why. I sincerely doubt that she will vote Obama again.
READER COMMENT: … before embracing what one writes about himself…check out his past accomplishments he was responsible for making happen, if any… If they fit what he promises to do for the nation, then give him some thought…
BUT…if he has never accomplished anything of substance…
If he doesn’t have the type of experience needed to bring about promises…
And if you close your eyes and consider “the skills needed” to help us out of our mess…and find none.
Then…look further for someone else!
I was then advised that MY VOTE IS A GIFT…and should not be wasted on incompetents!
By leaving emotions aside, I can usually ask these questions about a candidate, and make an intelligent and responsible decision and choice…
Sometimes I would ask my young adult child: “WOULD YOU VOTE FOR YOURSELF FOR PRESIDENT?”
A surprise question yes…and generally successful in bringing about more intelligent than emotional discussions of politics…
…the young adult usually answers they are not qualified…I then ask why?
They then generally tell me what skills they believe are needed to be a President…and that they don’t yet have those skills.
I compliment them on their reasoning…and then advise them to FOLLOW THAT SAME LEVEL OF INTELLIGENT REASONING WHEN DECIDING WHO OUR NEXT PRESIDENT SHOULD BE…NO EMOTIONS, JUST SKILLS.
READER COMMENT: Going to an Obama rally is like going to a Rock concert where the audience in laced with paid female fainters and rock star worshippers dispersed throughout the audience to evoke the rule of emotion over reason, which encourages people to behave in a manner collectively that individually they never would consider under sane circumstances,,,,,,like vote Democrat. This in essence is all Socialism and socialist collectives have to offer. It’s like two or normally sane personalities when placed in the same room or emotional driven environment, causes the people to collectively form a united evil 3rd personality through association. Young undeveloped immature minds are most susceptible. However, the experience of past 4 years of college graduation, preceded by tens of thousands of student loans to acquire a meaningless degree in socialist mind manipulation only to find it useless in the real world of socialist job deprivation, has potently awakened and developed the formerly undeveloped minds of our college age youth vote to realize it is better to vote you own self interest in the real world, than vote Democrat in the empty fantasy world of unfulfilled promise.
Our trusting American youth have placed their clenched fists into the socialist furnace of firery anger and emotion, only to see it withdrawn withered and economically burnt to a crisp.