During the 2012 election Obama spoke at numerous colleges and universities. “Why is he wasting his time talking to college kids,” I thought. “That’s a stupid move. Everyone knows young people (under 30) aren’t tuned into politics these days. They’re not going to get out and vote this year.”
But they did. 45% of this country’s 18-29 year olds voted in 2012.
College students were already pretty well indoctrinated by their professors and the pop culture to think like a liberal. So through well-crafted speeches, written by his handlers, it was easy for BO to influence those politically un-savvy young people to get out and vote for him.
Out of the under-30 voters, 71% are either in college or have been to college. In 2012, young voters chose Obama over Romney 60% to 37% – a 23 point margin.
So rallying young people wasn’t a stupid move after all. It was brilliant!