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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-10 03:27 PM
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Obama To Young Voters: 'You Can't Sit Out' In 2010
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Source: Huffington Post

In a conference call with college journalists on Monday, President Obama made a direct pitch to the young voters who flocked to his campaign two years ago but seem largely disaffected and disenchanted this time around.

"Democracy is never a one and done proposition," the president said, "it is something that requires sustained engagement and sustained involvement."

Speaking before he headed out for a rally at the University of Wisconsin (with Vice President Joseph Biden set to go to Penn State University), Obama's remarks were his most impassioned plea yet for students to head to the polls come November. Explicit in them was the admission that the enthusiasm that marked his run for office has not carried over during the two years of governance.

"Back in 2008, a lot of young people got involved in my campaign because they... generally felt that we needed to bring about fundamental changes in how we operate," said Obama. "And this is all before the financial crisis. And I think lot of people felt our campaign gave them a vehicle to get engaged and involved in shaping this country over the long term.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/27/obama-to-young...



Good luck with that. No shiny object will drag them away from American Idol.
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