Obama renews push with young voters as polls suggest support softening
August 28th, 2012
05:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama renews push with young voters as polls suggest support softening

Fort Collins, Colorado (CNN) – Kicking off a three-state tour of college towns on Tuesday, even as Republicans hold their convention, President Obama told students in Iowa that his rivals are actively trying to keep young voters home come Election Day.

“Last week my opponent's campaign went so far as to write you off as a lost generation. That's you, according to them,” Obama told a crowd that numbered 6,000 at Iowa State, his first of two stops Tuesday. “What they hope is that by telling you these things you'll get discouraged and you'll just stay home this time. But you can't – you can't believe it”

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  1. Timothy

    If he wants to mock something maybe he should mock his job as president or his great job creation policy or Obummercare.

    August 28, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    >Obama renews push with young voters as polls suggest support softening

    It looks like even the useful idiots of 2008 are finally waking up. I guess this is what happens when Obama keeps you unemployed after graduating in 2010, and you move back in with your parents basement and remain unemployed 3 years later. Not to worry though, Obama is sending you food stamps and requiring Mom & Dad to pay for your healthcare now even though they can barely make ends meet as food and fuel prices sky rocket and their jobs look shakey.

    But not to worry kiddies, Obama promises to send you a six pack to party it up this weekend if you vote for him. You'll get the bill much later in the form of TRILLIONS in debt and interest to repay but he'll be long gone so what does he care. He knows you're a sucker because you fell for the Hope & Change BS in 2008.

    August 28, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. CEDDY

    I love it. keep it up mr president

    August 28, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. Pete

    Wait to Pres.Obama gets his grass roots campaign going again,he is organizer in chief isn't he...It needs to be more door to door as last time,less media ads, more personal,take away the cameras,more personal appearences that show voters they're in his best interest as president.That's how he got voted in last time taking Howard Deans advise,hit all 50 states,leave no voter unaware,make people excited to vote again.With congress ,senate being so racist ,obstructionistic its hard for this president to rekindle the fire of four years ago,republicans hope voters won't show,especially the ones that voted for Obama last time,that's their plan also with voter supression in some states and I hope for our countries sake it doesn't work!! Obama/ Biden 2012,the only choice!!

    August 28, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  5. proudmemberofglobalzero

    The last vote the congress took before their month long vacation was to take away my tax credit for my daughters education. Thankfully the Dems in congress stopped this from passing. Wake up America! I eat PBJ's to make sure my children have a higher education. CSPAN is a great education tool. You can watch the votes!

    August 28, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. Larry L

    Educated voters are a strong part of the President's base. College students don't normally fall into that group of hateful, narrow-minded, ill-informed bigots the Republican Party relies so heavily upon.

    August 28, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. Logic n LA

    To the yung people out there: Are you willing to have your sex life, personal health and choice of partner dictated by the government? Do you want limited Medicare available when you reach eligibility age? Do you like seeing Super Pacs dictate political campaigns? if so vote Republican. If you do not want these restrictions- you MUSt vote and you MUST vote for Barak Obama.
    Both parties know we need to reduce the deficit. anyone who has taken a math class knows that takes money, not just cuts in services.

    August 28, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  8. Joshua

    Young voters need to remember who created with arduous policies the longest run of high unemployment since the Great Depressson. Getting out of college to this job market has been hard on the younger voters because of Obama.

    August 28, 2012 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  9. maria Bryan

    The people with a brain will know presiden Baraka Obama, have taken the county and make it much better for the middle class than were the GoP had, and he still have much more to do thats why we will give him 4 more years

    August 28, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  10. kayla

    joshua, the president was dealing with a party of no congress don't act like you don't know

    August 28, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  11. john

    I voted for Obama in 2008, Since then, I have not been happy at all. I don't like his share the wealth idea, The health care law costs me an extra 32.19 a Month IN premiums, My carrier stated because of the law.. I will not vote for him at all This time. He is not good for America

    August 28, 2012 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  12. Yonni

    As far as Obama/Biden 2008 and 2012 concerned the tent is always big it includes Men, Women, white, black, Latino, Asian, young, old...etc it is as big as USA. Not like the grand old party.

    August 28, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |