Update 20081118:  Video about post-election survey by Zogby polling organization

HatTip:  http://hotair.com/archives/2008/11/18/video-how-obama-got-elected/.

Direct YouTube link:  http://www.youtube.com/v/mm1KOBMg1Y8·

Producer of video:  John Zigler Polling Organization-- see   How Obama Got Elected.

Pre-Election version of this page (YouthVote08) below:  ·


Youth Vote 08 video shows how YouTube generation can refute claims by anti-Obama forces that young voters lack sufficient attention span to focus on issues.·

By Jim Wrenn, 
Editor and Washington Bureau Drawer Chief at PoliSat.Com.
October 5, 2008--

            A new video titled "Youth Vote 08" shows how members of the YouTube generation supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 election can refute claims by anti-Obama forces that they "lack sufficient attention span" to focus on the issues rather than merely on Obama's charisma.  This election campaign has focused extensively on speculation by observers across the political spectrum on whether, and, if so, how, the "YouTube Generation" will affect the outcome of the election.

            Many young voters favoring Obama (especially those in college) strongly resent the anti-Obama claims that such young voters "lack sufficient attention span" and "knowledge of history" to look past Obama's charisma in deciding how to vote.  The "YouTube Generation" is a description which many of such young voters proudly apply to themselves (to distinguish themselves from their not-tech-savvy elders) as well as a description applied to them by anti-Obama forces to characterize them as voters lacking sufficient attention span and knowledge of history to make "responsible" decisions as voters.  Of course, so many older voters are completely unfamiliar with modern media innovations such as "YouTube" in particular and high-tech modes of communication in general, so it's not that surprising that many so-called "geezers" think that factors and information sources upon which "young" voters base their decisions are "superficial" simply because they're not "traditional."


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            Many older voters tend to view such young voters disparagingly as being grossly uninformed as the "people on the street" often featured (with great humor) by Jay Leno in his famous "JayWalking" segments. (or as revealed by a report by John Stossel for 20/20)   A person intimately involved in creating the "YOUTH VOTE 08" video said:   "A major factor behind creation of this video is to provide a mechanism for young voters to counter what a self-described 'geezer' said about 'young voters.'"  The self-described "geezer" (who, for obvious reasons, refused to identify himself) condescendingly said:  "Typical 'young voters' today simply doesn't have the intellectual discipline to view an informative video lasting more than 30 seconds and don't possess a historical knowledge-base extending backwards in time more than a few months at most--- in essence, they will be simply 'Jaywalking' to the voting booth."  

            In contrast, most young voters don't see themselves as being "uninformed" as are those featured in the "JayWalking" segments.  Many such young voters resenting efforts to characterize their generation as being "uninformed" are determined to refute such characterization.  Some of them simply attack their critics as being merely being tools of the "anti-Obama" forces, but others are seeking ways to refute such criticisms.  It's for this latter group that this new video, "YOUTH VOTE 08" was created.  It shows them how to refute claims by anti-Obama forces that they "lack sufficient attention span" and knowledge of history to understand the issues rather than merely focusing on superficial aspects of a candidacy.


How young voters can refute claims by anti-Obama forces that they lack sufficient attention span and knowledge base to look beyond Barack Obama's charismatic appeal in evaluating issues that should matter deciding for whom they'll vote:

First, if you haven't already done so, watch the "YOUTH VOTE 08" video (scroll up) to understand its purpose as an introduction to the following steps.

Second, remember that for each side, studying the opposition is an essential tool in effectively evaluating the relative strengths and weaknesses of arguments on both sides.

Third, watch each of the videos below (warning-- they're not for people with short attention spans):


 Burning the House Down 
(Approximately 10 min.-- Requires Attention Span)
(Pause when needed to read content or links)


 House of Lies 


 Mortgage Crisis Warnings 


 Mortgage Crisis 2003--2007 


 Mortgage Crisis-- What Bill Clinton said 


  Mortgage Crisis -- ACORN 


 More -- especially at the very end 




Clinton Administration HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo praising 

litigation-settlement utilizing federal regulations via 

the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and FannieMae 

and FreddieMac to force mortgage lenders 

to extend mortgage loans to unqualified borrowers

with the expectation (says Cuomo at the end) that for such loans

"there would be a higher risk and a higher default rate."


  Yo' Fannie Yo' Freddie Yo'Pelosi Yo'Frank Yo'Dodd Yo'Reid  



  The Youth Vote .  


 CNN report re McCain claims re Obama & Ayers 


  Obama, Ayers & ACORN  


  Obama's "spread the wealth" answer to 

small-business-owner/plumber's question 

about Obama's plan to tax him in order to

distribute part of the plumber's income to those 

who pay no income tax or who pay lower taxes.  


 Viewing Iraq War as Mistake 


 Exposing Bush on Iraq 


 Baseball, Football & War 


 Rewind, Rewrite & Replay 


 Extra-Backpack Support for Troops 


 Obama Anthem 


 Obama on National Defense 

(Would Colin Powell agree??)



Given the assertion that "international opinion" of the United States has declined over the last eight years, perhaps the most important question is this:  "Whom would our sworn enemies most fear and respect as President of the United States?"

--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.

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