President Obama trying to match 2008 results in corralling the youth vote in Ohio - Nation - The Boston Globe: "It was Halloween night, and the Obama campaign operation was in full motion on the campus of Ohio State University. A smiling 17-year-old student in a headscarf was holding a sign, “Gotta Vote,” even though she was too young to do so, as dozens of students boarded a chartered bus taking them to a precinct to cast the first ballots of their life.
“It definitely seems like a myth that students have stopped caring about elections,” said Christian Watson, an 18-year-old music education major from Novelty, Ohio.
The Obama campaign is hoping to debunk that myth on Election Day but, for a president who has tried more than any other to cultivate support on college campuses, he is facing significant hurdles. Four years ago, he was a candidate with a lofty vision, one whose campaign represented epic change, not only in policy but in what it would mean for a new generation to vote the first black president into office."
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