One thing I can't understand is how Obama won the youth vote by huge margins again. Considering that young people can't even get jobs now, why would they vote for him again? Just because he's "cool"? Can someone explain this to me.
A lot of the youth today are living on unemployment insurance extensions and food stamps, two programs Romney was wanting to greatly reduce or eliminate. Besides those programs, a lot of youth are students, receiving student aid, another economic bubble. The youth know where their bread gets buttered.
I live in a state where the median family income is $37K and city where the median family income is $32K. The public universities cost to attend is approx. 20K. I can tell you that after 42 yrs of teaching that the majority of students I write recommendations for could not attend college without pell grants (which would have cut dramatically under Romney). For most this is the only ladder out of poverty, and you wonder why they didn't support Romney.
I have a different perspective, some would say it's conspiratorial... but many of us on this board play with numbers... I just have one question and one comment... how many of our projections or predictions come true? How is it that the DNC projected the exact numbers/percentage of demographics that would vote for obama? Please look into this... I would like to hire these guys to do all my predictions and projections! KISS principle applies... Occam's razor.
Remember, this was the most expensive campaign in history, and let's hope is stays that way, that the cost of campaigns goes down from here on our. Anyway, both campaigns paid the price to know how people intended to vote, and where to campaign the hardest to get the votes that would get them the electoral votes. Kinda hate to see presidential elections reduced to that kind of science, but...