CHICAGO – Young Americans showed their collective power when they helped vote President Obama into office. Inspired by his message of "change," they knocked on doors, spread flyers, voted for him by a 2-1 margin, and partied like rock-the-vote stars when he won.
Since the election, though, that fervor has died down — noticeably. And while young people remain the president's most loyal supporters in opinion polls, a lot of people are wondering why that age group isn't doing more to build upon their newfound reputation as political influencers.
"It's one thing to get excited about a presidential candidate. It's another thing to become a responsible citizen," says Jennifer Donahue, political director for the New Hampshire Institute Of Politics. She and other political analysts thinks they have yet to prove themselves.
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I'm wanting to know why ALL of the citizens won't role model being responsible citizens of the USA and SUPPORT President Obama!
Again with the lack in understanding the concept, FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE... You can respect the office of the Presidency, but you don't have to support the elected politician who sits in that office.
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