With each election we’re told that the younger voters will become more and more powerful (”Rock the Vote,” “Vote or Die,” etc.). However, there’s no guarantee that it will be deep, meaningful or informed, as in these two examples today:
Like 25-year-old Cameron Audet, who showed up at the Huckaburger event hoping to meet, and be booted in the face by, Huckabee supporter Chuck Norris.
“I just came here to drink a beer and catch a roundhouse kick from Chuck,” he laughed, bottle of Sam Adams in his hand. “Really, I’ve been getting calls from people asking for my vote, and I figured I couldn’t vote for someone unless I got to sit down with them, so I came out for that too. But I also want people to go, ‘Wow, how’d you get that black eye?’ And I’d go, ‘Oh, I got it from a Chuck Norris roundhouse.’ “
And then this must-read from Slate on “Obama’s Cocky Messianism”:
After watching the speech, Matt Dibella, 20, from Nashua, said he was initially undecided. I asked who he’s for now. “Obama,” he said. “Because I just saw him.” That seems to be the way it works for many young people: To see him is to be for him.
Damn, that’s sad…
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