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Old 07-25-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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On June 13, 2012, Matt Miller, writing in the Washington Post opined: “Younger Americans . . . You’re in big trouble. You don’t even know it . . . The job market for young people is a disaster.”

This was hardly a revelation, especially to college and graduate students who have sent out dozens of resumes but received not a single reply, dashing their dreams of high-paying jobs and career advancement.
Read more on Newsmax.com: Obama Is Losing the Youth Vote

I have a feeling that most of the unemployed college graduates living in their parents' basement won't be too motivated to get out the vote for Saint HopeNChange.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:54 AM
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They will be there to vote for President Obama again.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Read more on Newsmax.com: Obama Is Losing the Youth Vote

I have a feeling that most of the unemployed college graduates living in their parents' basement won't be too motivated to get out the vote for Saint HopeNChange.

Nothing like living in your parent's basement to take away all that "hope and change" euphoria. Being unemployed must be a bummer. I wonder if those unemployed youths will bother to venture out of the basement on election day?
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:59 AM
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Jon Stewert/Bill Mahar/ and others will encorage them to get out and vote.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Jon Stewert/Bill Mahar/ and others will encorage them to get out and vote.
Yeah....no. If they have applied for job after job and can't get one while they have tens of thousands of dollars in student loans to pay back, it's doubtful they will.

If you really think Jon Stewart or Bill Maher will be able to get them to vote for Obama even when they can't get a job, that's laughable.

Obama will win the youth vote, but not by nearly as large of a margin as he did in 2008. And turnout will be down in this group (some expect turnout among this group to be below 2004 levels actually).

Moreover, a lot of young people are now part of the "Ron Paul or no one" crowd. Many of the ones who were old enough to vote and voted in 2008 probably voted for Obama; few probably voted for McCain. And they will not be voting for Obama this year.

You're the one who said that things were looking good for Obama/Democrats in Arizona, despite the fact that polling shows Arizonans are overwhelmingly sick of the illegal immigration fiasco and disapprove of Obama's move after the SCOTUS ruling to not cooperate with Arizona. I think you should really think about what you post and how little sense it makes.

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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Nothing like living in your parent's basement to take away all that "hope and change" euphoria. Being unemployed must be a bummer. I wonder if those unemployed youths will bother to venture out of the basement on election day?
I don't see those kids "living in their parent's basement" voting for the plutocrat who hasn't said anything about his policies except vague platitudes.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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But living in their parents' basement, they still don't pay utilities, they still don't pay rent, they still don't put food on the table, they still don't pay for health insurance and if they aren't working they probably aren't putting much gas in the car. In other words, they ain't suffering.

I'd really be more interested in how many parents with kids living in their basement are changing their 2008 vote. Maybe they should poll the people with adult children living with them.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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I don't see those kids "living in their parent's basement" voting for the plutocrat who hasn't said anything about his policies except vague platitudes.

Right-

They just won't vote. Just like the minorities who turned out and the record numbers of unemployed.

A "no vote" for those demographics is a half vote for Romney. The independents, youth, and minority vote put Bo in the White House and they just won't be there for him in November.

That is why the math is very troublesome for Bo. Even the Obama internet operatives will have to find new jobs.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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This is interesting....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/us...h-support.html

Obama and Romney tied among 18-24 year old whites

That article is a very good read, BTW.

Presidential Job Approval Center

Obama approval among 18-29 year olds according to Gallup was just 53% in the most recent weekly average (July 16-22).
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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For those living in their parents' basement, they are able to stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26.

This means the parents and the young adult will be more likely to vote for Obama.
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