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Obama the Figurehead

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Prop. 8 passed, after Obama's speech. It was a bitter pill for progressives to swallow and a reminder that no matter who is president the public faces many significant issues on its own.

A 20-Year-Old on the Meaning of the Election

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

My son, Brett, who is 20 and just voted in his first presidential election, wrote the following on Facebook on Election Night. I was so proud and moved by what he wrote, that I decided to post it for others to see.

America, Pick Up -- It's Your Future Calling: A 15 Year Old's Perspective

Cassie Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cassie Goldring

Obama has allowed our beloved country to enter its next stage in history, a stage in which my generation can truly feel a part of this country and feel that our voices can and will be heard.

One Giant Step

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

We fought. We hoped. We worked. We cried. We panicked. We debated. We held our breath. It's not hyperbolic to say that we helped shift the course of the world.

A new day for all people--but young people, let's not forget tomorrow

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morgan Warners

In college we learn to be skeptical of claims like the ones being made about Barack Obama's historic victory. For today, forget it. His win really doe...

Will Young People Deliver This Time? Here's Hoping.

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isabel Kaplan

I am a student at a very liberal university in a very liberal city. I have seen all of two McCain-Palin shirts today. Every other person I pass has ...

Penn State: 1000 Youth in Line to Vote at 7am

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

The youth vote is likely to make up 25% of the electorate today and is a powerful national voice that is demanding green jobs and clean energy to reinvigorate and re-power our economy.

#votereport and ProPublica's VoteWatch

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

For a real-time view of voting issues, check out http://search.twitter.com/search?q=votereport or similarly http://election.twitter.com/topic?t=%23v...

Coming Soon to Decide an Election Near You...the Millennials

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

The Millennial Generation is poised to play a decisive role in the election on November 4. Among young voters Obama continues to enjoy a nearly 2:1 advantage.

Messages from the Obama Campaign Nerve Center

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

"Ohio is the tip of the spear!" That's the kickoff phrase of the Obama campaign's Red, White and Blue Teams Volunteer packets, containing instructions for the hundreds of Obama campaign workers who are hunkering down across Ohio.

The Kids Stay In The Picture: Why The Youth Vote Will Come Out

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will the Youth Vote come out this time? In this make-or-break election where every group has gotten its say — Older white women! African-America...

College Students: GOTV During Last Day of Early Voting and Election Day

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

With young people supporting Senator Obama by a roughly 2 to 1 margin over Senator McCain, a lot of these polls are understating the views of the youth demographic.

I Lost the Election for Obama (and you can, too!)

Eli Pariser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Pariser

2008-11-03-pariser_cnnbc.jpgHere's the thing: any of us could be That Guy or That Girl -- the one that slept through or forgot about Election Day and tipped the balance to McCain.

Obama To MTV: 'Brothers Should Pull Up Their Pants'

MTV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MTV News sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday in Nevada, but we weren't alone. We were armed with your questions, ...

Will the Youth Vote Turn Out for Obama?

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

As someone who has voted in every presidential election since 1972, and frequently for the losing candidate, I was aghast that my 18-year-old son had decided not to vote.

A Tribute to Generation O

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

The youth movement, the youth uprising, that was the Obama base campaign was something much greater, much more significant than even Obama himself.

Obama Could Lose Election Due To Voter Suppression

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

Republicans are seeking to suppress the voter turnout among youth, minorities and poor people. If Republicans can prevent enough Democrats from casting ballots, McCain could win the election.

Voting Expert William Jacoby Knows How You're Going To Vote

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

As the polls grow tighter, more people wonder what the electorate will be thinking on Nov 4. OffTheBus posed that question to political scientist Will...

Students: Making the Difference in Florida

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

In Miami alone, the Obama campaign is working with seven campuses, and they're mobilizing over 35 statewide!

If Molly Ivins Could Only See Us Now

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Texas politics are on the move, and for the first time in years, it's exciting to be a Democrat in this very red state. And the Obama campaign is treating us red-staters like our votes count, too.

The MySpace Election... and Beyond

Chris DeWolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris DeWolfe

A campaign no longer has the luxury of thinking of the Internet as an afterthought, but rather it must be a major part of the strategy of every campaign from president down to student body president.

The Case for the College Voters

Matthew Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Segal

It seems young voters will turn out in record numbers this year, yet there are those who, after all these years, are still trying to pull the reins from us when it comes to our franchise.

The Home Stretch: On the Ground with Campus Politico

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Ben Adler, a staff writer for Politico talks about the youth vote, the large enthusiasm gap between young Democrats and young Republicans, and answers the question, has the youth vote really gone up?

Generation We

Eric Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Greenberg

2008-10-28-generationwe.jpg We are witnessing a changing of the guard, a new political epoch, a youth movement, and a call to restore the American dream.

Obama's Ace in the Hole

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Young people, who overwhelmingly oppose both the Iraq war and the policies of President George W. Bush, have done more than just vote. They've jumped into politics -- their style of politics.