President Obama kicked off his re-election campaign in Columbus, Ohio this weekend... coincidence? I think not. He is acknowledging the youth vote that won him the election, starting with the largest University in one of the most important swing states. Two main messages were clear: “I believe in you. I’m asking you to keep believing in me.” & “Corporations are not people.”
.. and for the most part, WE AGREE. Corporations are not people. Students are outraged that student debt has reached 1 TRILLION DOLLARS in a society plagued with unemployment and where corporations get bailed out to keep financing decisions that only benefit them.
BUT the real story is this, we do believe you in Mr. Obama: we believe that YOU CAN DO BETTER, and WE WANT TO HELP. We want to RE-IMAGINE the way we think about energy, immigration, workers rights, education, health, foreign policy, freedom, the economy. We DON’T WANT new drilling or fracking, wars, continued discrimination and deportation, women reproductive rights violated, unequal funding for education, “one-off” voting opportunities, and corporate greed to dominate our politics.
So the question? WILL YOUTH IN OHIO TURN OUT THE VOTE FOR OBAMA, probably.. Can you do anything to guarantee it?? YES! Let’s start to RE-IMAGINE together!