Campus to Obama: Fool me twice, shame on me
On election night 2008, freshman Meagan Cassidy left Lake Forest College and hopped a train to Chicago to celebrate Barack Obama’s impending victory.
“There was probably no better place to be,” Cassidy said in a phone interview. The excitement generated that evening spurred her on to become an intern and then a field organizer in three congressional contests and two human rights campaigns.
“There is not much talk of Obama at all,” Cassidy said of the mood on campus, which extends beyond the president. “I don’t think anyone’s satisfied.”
“There’s definitely a significant sense that this generation are more apathetic headed into the 2012 election than they were in 2008,” John Della Volpe, director of polling for Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, said in a phone interview.
Ah, yes. The "apathy" narrative. I don't think it's apathy to understand that Obama is a con man and a weasel, that both parties are in it together, and that "the system isn't broken. It's fixed."
Ya know, your typical ancien regime tends to face problems when highly educated young people can't get work. Just saying.