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Hello everybody I'm Gerri Willis signs of desperation.
For the Obama campaign -- polls show the president's support eroding today's objective.
Young voters President Obama counted on them to get him elected but now he's learning young voters are full of hope -- as they were the last time around.
Probably because while he's in the White House many young people are still living at their parents' house.
Facing -- job opportunities the president today trying to gin up his base among young voters with interviews at MTV.
And Rolling Stone but -- work here to talk about it Michelle fields political journalist and commentator Michael Goodwin columnist for the New York Post cut -- New York Post.
And Jason the chair -- human events editor and radio talk show host welcome all great to have you here.
Michelle your first time I'm -- you first.
You know and in this -- to MTV interview we were listening to with the this afternoon and the questions are unbelievable soft -- -- it's like.
So what was your first date with Michelle like I mean she is this what passes for journalism now with the present.
I think -- I mean a lot of journalists are on his side so they're giving him that.
An easy shot but the thing is -- look he's having a hard time with young voters we have eleven point 8% unemployment for eighteen to 29 year -- and -- -- so enthusiastic.
Back in 2000 the end now Leahy said they're living in their parents' home and they're upset and disenchanted.
Right Jason last time around the present 66%.
Is that competitor at that time job -- -- and 32% among young voters.
How hard is this sat at the end of the day Michael when you when you look at this for people to that sign -- with the president when he can't get a job appear in person.
Okay here sir -- -- -- -- asking well that's yeah.
Let me update younger younger voters weren't isn't indispensable part of Obama -- winning coalition in 2008 can't be stressed enough.
23 million younger voters when it and cast their ballot.
The vast majority of them went to Barack Obama.
That's why he has these hail marys trying to get you know Bruce Springsteen out win in Ohio -- Iowa try to.
I get young people are sorry for -- -- old school I know a lot of college can't we you know what he even -- young -- thousands are coming out -- college campuses to go see him.
The MTV -- -- -- I doubt you'd like you said you're not gonna have any hard hitting journalistic questions.
Will these tactics work they do work but they're not gonna work to the same degree they they get into -- now I think the question is all about what.
Young people go and vote at the end of the day I -- to hear which is something that I think is really important that this new ad with a young girl -- Lena Dunham she's.
She's an actress in and it S hit series called girls.
What you listen to this it's pretty provocative.
Your first time should've he was just anybody you want to do it we can bring to kind it should be with -- guy -- beautiful.
So there really cares about and understands women my first including what's in the news and it was -- little scandal before and this girl.
-- -- -- Really Michael what do you make of that I mean I think part of the problem with this for me sincerely.
Is that it's he had a need more evidence that the president is not being presidential.
You know in the the campaign had to go along with this it's out there.
And it's kind of.
Atrocious let's creepy.
And look at it if the president did want to disassociate himself from Lincoln had a super -- doing or something like that but for the campaign to be really involve what this I think.
Does show the desperation and it's of a peace with the MTV interview.
And a jury is -- really strange thing -- -- we are what 1112 days before the election the president still trying to excite his base.
I think I think ads like this what you should have done six months ago I think and -- you should be reaching to the independence the -- the people you don't already have in your camp.
Any time he does something like this that the profanity.
And all the attacks on -- Mitt Romney.
I think it backfires among a different demographic got I think older voters for example who might be inclined to lure undecided we'll look at this and say food that's not for me why would he do that as you say.
It's unparalleled until -- and it's.
It it's if you say the president yeah CS I think you say this that should have been used earlier in the campaign I don't think it should have been used in -- -- -- where do you think it's kind of a -- sense that the only way that they can reach out to young women because this is the demographic that they're reaching out to young women.
Is to appeal to less.
Through alleged cheap birth control -- Sandra Fluke announce this ad comparing.
How I don't don't you your hair out right that's okay on your agenda the -- -- missing.
-- I -- need to understand that the economy's the number one issue doesn't matter if you're one minute you're young you're -- the -- and the problem is if we need shots -- he -- -- he having heartland.
That he has -- so -- is this is all about distracting.
The turning your attention to something that he thinks she'll like instead of a job it's let them eat cake it's definitely say yes the for -- let's see our Barack Obama's campaign.
It's binders full woman may end next big bird and out of top it off this this message that tell where comparing you know -- I sexual experience of voting for Barack Obama I do think though the analogy about Lena -- Is apropos because another four years of Barack Obama.
Will be painful than half I'm part.
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