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Posted on 06/06/2011 10:43:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
Obama Losing The Youth Vote 'Because White Students Don't Think He's Cool Anymore' By PAUL BENTLEY 7th June 2011
President Barack Obama famously won the 2008 election on a wave of support from America's youth. But any hopes the 49-year-old had of keeping down with the kids appear to have faded - his support from young people is rapidly waning, a poll has found. And for a man known for his 'jacket off' casual style the reason for this slump may be particularly hurtful - students are abandoning the President because they do not think he is cool anymore, it has been claimed.
Back then: In 2008, students voted for Obama because they 'thought he was cool' According to the National Journal's Ronald Brownstein report, President Obama has dramatically lost support from young people - and particularly young white people - in America since 2008. His approval rating among those aged 18 to 29 is currently at 56 per cent - a huge fall of ten points since the 2008 exit polls.
And this comes in stark contrast to Obama's general approval rating levels, which are pretty consistent with those of 2008. The reason for this sudden drop is because students, who rushed behind the Obama campaign in 2008, no longer think he is cool, according to those at Oberlin College, which is known for its hipster left-wing activism.
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This is true. I see lot less Obama stickers on affluent white student’s cars now than in 2008.
2 years ago, our local campus was FILLED with Obama stickers. A year ago, not so many.
A couple weeks ago, one of the kids had this bumper sticker:
I was against O
before it was cool
to be against O
the “O” being that red white and blue Obama O Logo.
By the election, the campus lot may be filled with more anti Obama stuff. But don’t kid yourself, it’s not because he’s too liberal, I think it’s because they are finding he’s a liar and not delivering the goods on his liberal promises of free school and all that jazz.
Zero looks like a creepy homosexual.
Snot-nosed punks do not grow up this fast. Something is afoot ...
I prefer the term SMOC ("scrawny metrosexual of color").
“Zero looks like a creepy homosexual.”
Well . . .
I can think of a reason for that.
TODAY SHOW Feb. 2, 2009
OBAMA: “. . .You know, they I said this I think in an earlier interview. People think Im cool. . .”
I’ll believe it when I see it.
The prisoners in the Gulags cried when they found out Stalin died. They could not believe that Uncle Joe knew they were there. They blamed it on the system.
A fool in 2012 is just a fool from 2008 who is four years older.
It all sounded great when Obama was an unknown with pretty words and Republicans appeared as the long term failures :”Yes we can”,”The Audacity of Hope”, “Just say yes”
Good news unless they dumped him for Anthony Weiner.
All the Obama people can do is blame race. Their whole existence is based on a black-as-victim viewpoint of ALL life.
In English, the headline reads, “American youth as stupid as ever about civics.”
We tried to tell them!
Oh, we had McCain......dang..
Cool? Steve McQueen was cool.
quick quick tell obama how to be ‘cool’ again so the new crop of 18-29 year olds will vote for him.
Maybe, the old crop, now 22-33 have seen the ........well, we can only hope..........
Nothing dumber than a “youth”. They’ll vote for him again.
The whitehouse rapid response unit will soon be bartering votes for student loan modifications or forgiveness. I’m usually about sixty days before first trial balloons go up. I have not been wrong on the guy yet.
there is only one cool guy running.. Herman Cain
Sure.... Blame it on the crackers!
But what about his white half?
There’s probably a good reason for that.
Our half black, half white President, is losing his popularity because of his HALF-A$$ED politics.
What are you talking about savagesusie?
He was never cool.
Maybe those “youth” are now trying to get jobs, and realizing it’s impossible in Obamaville.
Obama won because he stole large shares of older people’s votes as well, research suggests.
‘A fool in 2012 is just a fool from 2008 who is four years older.’
Yep. Says it all.
Perhaps he is losing the youth vote because they have huge student loans and cannot find decent jobs?!?!?!
And who can forget: Obama, Obama, Ummmm, Ummmm, Ummmm!
But maybe they don’t really WANT jobs!
Something liar and candidate Obama assiduously avoided.
“whitehouse rapid response unit will soon be bartering votes for student loan modifications or forgiveness.”
I think you are onto something, blackdog.
Now, why was it I thought I wanted a job?
His approval rating among those aged 18 to 29 is currently at 56 per cent - a huge fall of ten points since the 2008 exit polls.
I sincerely doubt his approval is at 56 percent with new college grads, or else these young people are the stupidest flipping demographic group on the planet.
You nailed it. Most of the youth vote that turns on Obama will do so because he’s not liberal enough, or didn’t provide the unicorns, not because they’ve abandoned that fantasy.
I hope a smart GOP campaign can calculate how to exploit that.
We need to give those kids more bumper stickers and tshirts that are anti-Obama in a way that appeals to their premie psychology.
Feed them the truth.
Look, they’ve been lied to all their lives about pretty much everything in school. It takes time for people to realize that they were being fed bs the whole while.
I know it took me time too. When I was 18, I was a globalist. I believed that a one world government was the best outcome and I have writings from back then to prove it.
By 19, I was a Christian who believed that gay marriage was ok because marriage in general made people better.
When I was 20 I realized that I didn’t understand Christian marriage very well, and came to understand how sin changes the way our brain operates and how people get inured to sin. You can’t get to virtue through sin except in repenting and turning away from sin.
I made my huge stride in two years, and have generally been adding to it all the while. But I was confronted by the hard and ugly truth that I had been lied to and everything I had known was wrong, dead wrong.
I suppose hope and chains can’t get you a JOB might have something to do with it!
What’s scary is that these morons found Ubama “cool” in the first place.
Have you ever noticed you don’t see any Obama bumper stickers on cars ON THE WAY TO WORK?
I agree with you. Those same young college kids, even without the ability to find a job will flock to the voting booth as soon as obama’s ‘army’ gets on campus again.
Remember, the fact that they’ve been having their brains turned to mush in our liberal colleges tells me they will not change in for short years.
You must not work near a large university. Sadly, they do still exist.
Amazing that our informed, conservative votes are countered by those from shallow-minded little brats.
Thanks sickoflibs. Our ed system ain’t dead. :’)
America is lost because its youth is lost.