Skip to comments.Politics Blog: How hard is it to register voters at a Phish concert? (VIDEO)
Posted on 08/22/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT by thecodont
Spent some time for work at a Phish concert Sunday at San Franciscos Bill Graham Auditorium, the fruits of which is in this San Francisco Chronicle story. The purpose of this research was to check up on efforts to register young voters, who cast ballots in record numbers in 2008 helping to propel one Barack H. Obama to the White House.
One of the nations leading such outfits is HeadCount, which decamps at pop music concerts in an effort to connect with the yutes. Theyre hooked up with more than 100 bands and are currently spiriting their volunteers around the country, clipboard in hand, to recruit the yute.
Its been a bit tougher this year. The Obama campaign isnt the hip and trendy thing it was four years ago. And the Romney campaign, well, it has its work cut out for it among young voters. Major voter reg outfits tell me that they dont expect any increase in their numbers from four years ago bad news for Team Obama.
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Only ever been to one Phish concert, but if it was any guide most of the attendees are too wrecked to give a crap about politics. BTT.
One problem that the left has is that they’ve spent decades promoting anti-authority sentiments in their youth voter base. Once one of them gets elected President, well, they become that authority they’ve trained their base to distrust and disdain.
Aww, I was hoping the video would have some good chuckles in it, watching them try to register neo-hippies who were stoned out of their gourds. First rule of filmmaking, show, don’t tell!
Was kind of hoping they were also getting those folks to sign the “Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide” petition.
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