This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more pathetic than usual because there's a presidential election in the offing.
Last week, Barack Obama delivered speeches at universities in Chapel Hill, N.C., Iowa City, Iowa, and Boulder, Colo. The trip was, press secretary Jay Carney assured us, official government business, not political campaigning.
Obama has to get Jimmy Fallon to help him push his message with the young since they still have no jobs.
President Obama's re-election largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers -- again -- and whether Mitt Romney will let him.
Time for a postmortem on the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
"The oldest president in US history and the youngest members of the nation's electorate have forged one of the strongest bonds in American politics."
Sitting on a platform of temporary risers, a massive American flag covering the wall behind them, three young people anxiously awaited Mitt Romney.
Encouraging young people to vote with the NRA.
The Republican presidential candidates, except for Ron Paul, haven't been paying much attention to young voters in the primaries and caucuses so far. But any Republican nominee -- which is to say probably Mitt Romney, or maybe Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum -- had better be paying attention to them in the summer and fall.
Speaking to the students of North Carolina State University, Obama makes his most bizarre "pass this bill" plea yet.
Hey working young people, the government is stealing your money and not just once, every two weeks. We should applaud Rick Perry for being open and honest about the real situation of Social Security and youth voters should take note that Perry is looking out for them.
I wonder what kind of campaign voodoo Obama’s going to foist on young voters to get them to buy his “Hope and Change” (again) in 2012?