'Young voters were enthusaistic about voting for President Obama in 2008, but a new Gallup survey finds that excitement for heading to the polls may have dissipated this year. That hasn't gone unnoticed at the Democratic National Committee and Obama's Organizing for America, which e-mailed a video of Obama spelling out the importance of the midterm elections.
"Today, the health insurance companies, the Wall Street banks, and the special interests who have ruled Washington for too long are already focused on November's congressional elections," Obama says in the video. "So this year I need your help once more. ... It will be up to each of you to make sure the young people, African Americans, Latinos and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again."'
Have you noticed something about teen crazes? They last maybe six months, but with an inexorable power akin to glaciers travelling downhill, they move on. And once they've moved on, no power in the universe can make them go back.
Apparently, the Obama administration functionaries are the last people in the world to realize this. Ever since Obama stopped being the dazzling, cool black guy who was going up against The Man and The Woman and became just another government employee, his star appeal has been on the wain. And you can ask for it back, but talk to any poptastic songstress from three years ago how far that'll get you.
Sorry, dude, you are just so last year.