Winning the War on Voters: Will Institutional Mismanagement Quash Turnout Gains?

10/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In today's Wilshire & Washington, is it really all about the kids? Campaigns are focusing huge resources on turning out the youth vote, but this segment of the population always lags behind in voter percentages. Will this year be any different? And will all the negative campaigning turn off first-time young voters?

Ted, Teresa, and Maegan also confront the big issue of Obama's attack ads: will they tarnish his image in a campaign already beset with negativity? And does anyone even care about Yard-Sign-Gate (apparently, nobody can get their hands on Obama yard signs, so supporters are going it alone and printing the signs themselves) and do yard signs even have an impact? Also, did the Governator just admit to toking up with Chong, and does it even matter anyway, hearing about politicians breaking the law?

Wilshire & Washington, the weekly Blog Talk Radio program that explores the intersection of politics, entertainment, and new media, features co-hosts Ted Johnson, Managing Editor of Variety; conservative blogger Teresa Valdez Klein (, and liberal blogger Maegan Carberry ( The show airs every Wednesday at 7:30am PST on

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