Monday, April 26, 2010

Video: Obama calls on youth, blacks, Latinos and women to return in 2010

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.

Via: Gallup


Anonymous said...

He calls upon young people, African-Americans and Latinos for their support.

It's interesting that few young people, African-Americans, or Latinos are represented at the highest levels of the Obama administration. Instead, we have David Axelrod (a highly paid spin doctor) and Rahm Emanuel (a multimillionaire ballerina) and assorted tax cheats calling the shots.

His administration certainly doesn't mirror his voting base.

spc said...

It really sucks that they will use the Arizona thing to rally their "troops".

Janelle said...

Sane and same old them all in and out on a regular basis.

CW said...

The Elephant in the room is White men! Nobody can mention that? Obama must consider All white men merely the sons of slave owners. such an arrogant message betrays a deep prejudice and makes clear his payback philosophy just when society and blacks in particular have come so far. Let's go back to the bad old days of hate, divisiveness suspicion ...throw in some segregation and all with the blessing of the POTUS

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