With his support rapidly drying up among almost every group, Barack Obama has turned to the so- called “youth vote.” He has personally visited or sent a representative to 130 college campuses across the country since March 2011. His obvious plan is to use the same lies he told in 2008 to appeal to people who have no life experience and don’t know any better. “They believed it then, maybe they’ll believe it now” is the Obama campaign motto, but is it working? Not yet, and nothing on the horizon suggests it will.
In 2008, whatever Obama told the empty-headed college kids worked. As the quintessential political prostitute, Obama put on ANY dress his customers wanted him to wear. “Lower student loan rates than those evil Republicans want you to have? You bet!” “More free stuff from the government? Coming right up!” “I’m the one you’ve been waiting for, can’t you see that?” “Blah blah blah, hope and change blah blah blah, you know what THAT means don’t you?” They didn’t, but that made no difference because voting for a black man PROVED that their generation was better than their parents’ generation. They ate up Obama’s Hope and Change babble and marched like zombies to vote for a man whom they really had no information about. Obama won their vote 2 to 1.
Today, all of that is gone. A new Gallup survey holds devastating news for Obama and his party regarding the 18 to 29 year old vote: only 60% are registered to vote, and of that, only 56% report they are likely to vote in November. Since that’s 56% of 60%, Obama is getting just 35% of the youth vote. That fact renders the “youth vote” that still goes 2 to 1 for Obama meaningless at best.
At the other end of the age scale, 92% of those 65 and over are registered to vote, and 86% of them are “definitely” voting in November. When they do, they will be voting 52/40 for Mitt Romney.
Obama’s empty “Hope and Change” produced three miserable results: it kept college graduates out of work, it put their parents out of work, and it forced their grandparents back to work.
With 50% of recent college graduates out of work and Wal Marts staffed by people who either had to return to work or were never able to retire since Obama came to office, these numbers are likely to get worse for Obama and better for Romney.
Call this what you’d like, but “Grandparents’ revenge” sounds about right.