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How Obama is tricking young voters

Why do most 20-somethings still support President Obama?

Rich LowryNational Review

Why do most 20-somethings still support President Obama? asked Rich Lowry. It’s certainly not out of “self-interest.” In 2008, the young swooned for candidate Obama’s promises of hope and change, but four years later, all they have to show for their support is “their childhood bedroom back in their parents’ house.” His inability to deliver a true economic recovery has been particularly devastating for recent college graduates, half of whom are unemployed or doing poorly paid, part-time work. Yet polls show that Obama is leading Mitt Romney by 23 percent among voters under 30. Apparently, young people are still entranced by Obama’s “cool and cerebral style”—his liberal social views, the “slow jam” he performed on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show. This president seems like their buddy, but in reality, his unwavering support for the entitlement state “favors the old over the young.” It’s the young who’ll be saddled with the $5 trillion Obama has added to the national deficit, and who will be stuck paying for the baby boomers’ sacrosanct Social Security and Medicare benefits. What dupes these young voters are. “They were fooled once, and will be fooled again.” 

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