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Politics Blog: How hard is it to register voters at a Phish concert? (VIDEO)
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Aug 22 2012 at 4:54 pm | Posted By: Joe Garofoli

Posted on 08/22/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT by thecodont

Spent some time “for work” at a Phish concert Sunday at San Francisco’s 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 nation’s leading such outfits is HeadCount, which decamps at pop music concerts in an effort to connect with the yutes. They’re hooked up with more than 100 bands and are currently spiriting their volunteers around the country, clipboard in hand, to recruit the yute.

It’s been a bit tougher this year. The Obama campaign isn’t 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 don’t expect any increase in their numbers from four years ago — bad news for Team Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012election; voterregistration; youthvote

1 posted on 08/22/2012 6:41:24 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

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.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 6:49:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: thecodont
Obama isn't "cool" as he once was. Many of these young kids who voted for him back then are now either finishing college and looking at their "dim" job prospects or are already out and struggling to make ends me, the whole CENGA thing.

The 18, 19, 20 year olds today also don't give a crap, the first black man was elected 4 years ago, there's no superlative to this election and no real enthusiasm for supporting Obama.
3 posted on 08/22/2012 6:52:27 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: PhxTM06

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.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 6:57:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: thecodont

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!


5 posted on 08/22/2012 6:59:38 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Was kind of hoping they were also getting those folks to sign the “Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide” petition.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 8:21:29 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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