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In Battle for Young Voters, Romney Should Play it Uncool

masrudin Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 4:55 PM
The GOP will always have problem with the youth vote. The reason is right there in "GOP". Grand Old Party. The only thing I know that is "Grand" is Grandma and Grandpa and grand pianos... all old. Then the "O" in GOP is the word OLD. Young people do not want to vote for the OLD party, PERIOD. I think we should change GOP to something else. Maybe, GPP grand peoples party. Or, Grand American Party. Let's all put our heads together and come up with something new. Let's all put or 2¢ in and brainstorm for a new label.

President Obama's re-election largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers -- again -- and whether Mitt Romney will let him.

In 2008, Obama won the youth vote by better than a 2-1 margin, 66 percent to 32 percent. Even more impressive, he actually expanded the share of young voters going to the polls by some 3 million. Those extra voters helped tip several swing states.

Obama owed his success to being a charming political unknown onto whom young people could project their hopes. His rhetoric was a hipsterized version of Successories for college kids:...