I have to say, I’m pretty disappointed that I’ll be missing the Obama rally tonight in New York City’s Washington Square Park. I haven’t yet seen him speak live, but I’ve heard that he’s unbelievably inspiring,
charismatic, and determined—no surprise.
But there’s something new in the air. Something, well, strange and foreign to politics as people my age know it. Because the majority of my generation associates politics and “involvement” with wearing campaign pins and meeting in dusty living rooms of activities from the 60’s. Either that or dressing up in a suit, stomping over to the most expensive (boring) wooden bar, and chuckling/drinking with red-faced, white-haired men.
So check this out. Young people are seeing this Obama rally as a place to flirt it up with like-minded supporters. It’s a mixer! Which is all well and good, I guess, but I just hope these countless singles turn out to actually vote for the man. Because right now I’m a little confused. Here’s why:
With so much buzz surrounding the Obama campaign, I’m wondering why he is lagging in the polls. How can the polls be accurate when so many supporters have contributed monetarily to his campaign? When his website gets more daily and unique hits than any of his rivals? When excited faces turn out by the thousands whenever he speaks publicly? Are young people being polled at all??? (many of whom only use cell phones and don’t even have a landline).
Total disconnect for me. What do you think?
More on the singles scene rally from NY Daily News