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Avant Guardian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 10:58 PM
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54. The youth didn't show up
Less than half the youth that voted in the 2008 election showed up for the last primary election. The loss of those votes alone is enough to account for the drubbing Democrats received during the last primaries. I think a lot of the youth movement that was excited about Obama in 08, became disillusioned with Obama over the last couple of years. People like you and I are political junkies and always show up to vote, but most people are not political junkies.
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  -Will the 'hope' and 'change' memes come back to haunt Obama in 2012? Avant Guardian  Mar-04-11 01:06 PM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-04-11 01:10 PM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-04-11 01:11 PM   #2 
  - Sorry that you are offended  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 01:19 PM   #6 
  - Have you been ignoring current events during the two years? Obviously you have.  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 01:14 PM   #3 
  - I don't think he can use "change" again.  Autumn   Mar-04-11 01:16 PM   #4 
  - True on every point  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 01:18 PM   #5 
  - He can use "continuing Progress" then. Because that's what he will do.  WolfoftheWild   Mar-04-11 01:20 PM   #7 
  - Why not, considering how much CHANGE he's already wrought and how much more he can do?  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 01:21 PM   #8 
     - Proof of what? Your link goes to the poster  Autumn   Mar-04-11 01:26 PM   #11 
        - Fixed.  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 01:30 PM   #13 
  - He can't run on change again at least not unless he means changing congress. As far as hope goes I  craigmatic   Mar-04-11 01:21 PM   #9 
  - Good ideas.  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 01:24 PM   #10 
  - He has to take ownership of the message first  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 01:34 PM   #16 
     - lol! Like BushCo's "ownership society"? No thanks. Obama personifies CHANGE.  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 01:42 PM   #19 
        - No not like Bushes, 'Ownership society'  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 01:59 PM   #21 
           - You sure?? BTW, I'm still waiting for proof of your claim re: "... no hope for the economic future"  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 02:03 PM   #22 
              - See post #26  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 03:18 PM   #29 
  - The economy is improving, and will despite GOP efforts, continue to do so ...  JoePhilly   Mar-04-11 01:28 PM   #12 
  - He can run on an altered version of the change meme  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 03:27 PM   #31 
  - I think so ... recall that he always said ....  JoePhilly   Mar-04-11 05:14 PM   #40 
  - OH yeah ... the "jobless recovery."  Bake   Mar-07-11 06:37 PM   #58 
  - If he wanted to be very Democratic, he'd run on "Gov't of, by and for THE PEOPLE"...  polichick   Mar-04-11 01:32 PM   #14 
  - Well, his Wall Street reform bill is proof of his Democratic values and leadership.  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 01:36 PM   #17 
  - There is hope and change afoot IMHO  Proud Liberal Dem   Mar-04-11 01:33 PM   #15 
  - Obama has to wrest back control of the messsage  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 02:21 PM   #25 
     - I agree  Proud Liberal Dem   Mar-04-11 02:42 PM   #27 
        - That is why using his principles (cabinet members) is so critical  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 03:17 PM   #28 
  - No one can factually deny that domestic, diplomatic and economic policies have changed dramatically.  phleshdef   Mar-04-11 01:40 PM   #18 
  - Of course, an incumbent president would never run on "change".  jefferson_dem   Mar-04-11 01:50 PM   #20 
  - Unless he controls the message  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 02:09 PM   #23 
  - Didn't you already agree w/Autumn that he couldn't run on change or hope?  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 02:18 PM   #24 
     - See post #21  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 02:25 PM   #26 
        - LOL! In other words, you don't want to explain why you're backtracking now.  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 03:25 PM   #30 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-04-11 03:30 PM   #32 
           - See post #31  Avant Guardian   Mar-05-11 12:06 PM   #48 
  - A recycled Ronnie Reagan slogan,  Autumn   Mar-05-11 11:21 AM   #45 
  - This gives me so much hope,said 17-year-old Zakiya Willies.It inspires me to always do my best."  ClarkUSA   Mar-04-11 03:36 PM   #33 
  - What do you mean "come back"?  blogslut   Mar-04-11 03:46 PM   #34 
  - I mean to be used against him politically In the 2012 race  Avant Guardian   Mar-04-11 04:11 PM   #35 
  - Obama's 2012 slogan "Hope for Change"  ReggieVeggie   Mar-04-11 04:16 PM   #36 
  - That slogan was doomed from the start.  bigwillq   Mar-04-11 04:29 PM   #37 
  - It should be "ACTION AND PROGRESS" because that is just exactly what we have gotten.  RBInMaine   Mar-04-11 04:45 PM   #38 
  - Out of curiosity...  Sheepshank   Mar-04-11 05:11 PM   #39 
  - He can definitely run on HOPE and CHANGE. However I see hi m pushing D vs. R.  vaberella   Mar-04-11 05:23 PM   #41 
  - no, they won't come back to haunt him.  OhioBlue   Mar-04-11 09:39 PM   #42 
  - These have a familiar ring.  rug   Mar-04-11 10:53 PM   #43 
  - this post has a familiar ring.  WolfoftheWild   Mar-05-11 12:15 PM   #49 
  - Republicans will be hammering those catch phrases.  EndElectoral   Mar-05-11 10:05 AM   #44 
  - He can reuse them with a new truthful slant  whatchamacallit   Mar-05-11 11:47 AM   #46 
  - They have already haunted him in the midterms  mochajava666   Mar-05-11 11:57 AM   #47 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-05-11 03:00 PM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-05-11 03:22 PM   #52 
  - The youth didn't show up  Avant Guardian   Mar-05-11 10:58 PM   #54 
     - Speaking as a young political junkie..  Kitsune   Mar-06-11 12:42 PM   #56 
  - The Paucity of Hope  rusty fender   Mar-06-11 10:48 AM   #55 
  - Only among those who didn't understand that change doesn't happen easily  Arkana   Mar-05-11 02:59 PM   #50 
  - Hopey Changey  otohara   Mar-05-11 03:55 PM   #53 
  - Obama has done a latta POSITIVE things in 24 months....he will kill um nx year.  opihimoimoi   Mar-07-11 02:28 AM   #57 

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