In contrast, his opponent, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, has been burdened with a stigma from the media that is tough to counter. He is constantly portrayed as a rich white guy who is out of touch with mainstream society. He hasn’t had quite the appeal to the youth as Obama has and been accused of appearing stiff and rigid.
However, Mitt can tap into the Millennial vote by advocating a message of economic freedom, free market capitalism and job growth, which are essential to beating financial dependency and creating economic freedom for the Millennial Generation.
Will Romney be able to shake off the image of a rigid, rich white guy and convince them that Obama’s policies have failed them? Only time will tell. Unfortunately in politics, imagery can trump ideology.
Demetrius Minor is a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network and is co-host of the blogtalkradio show "He Said, She Said" with Project 21 member Stacy Washington.
In addition, Demetrius is a blogger (demetriuspeaks.com), former White House intern, preacher, and columnist for Townhall, Red Alert Politics and Conservative Daily News.