Politico: The Democratic National Committee this morning released this clip of the president rallying the troops, if rather coolly, for 2010. Obama's express goal: "reconnecting" with the voters who voted for the first time in 2008, but who may not plan to vote in the lower-profile Congressional elections this year.
Obama speaks with unusual demographic frankness about his coalition in his appeal to "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again."
This appeal is nothing new. Democrats have been playing divisive politics for eons. The only difference here is that it is actually spelled out rather clearly. What is also noticeable is who is left out, independents, gays and Asians. Does this mean Obama and the Democrats have already given up on these groups?
Obama and the Democrats may have their work cut out for them in regards to the youth vote. Just today, Gallup releases a poll showing that young voters are unenthusiastic about the midterms as they always are. Getting saddled with trillions of dollars in debt might just have something to do with that.
If the comments at the end of the Politico story are any indication, I would say the youth are not the only ones feeling less than enthusiastic about voting Democrat.