Kids Line Up Behind Obama

Young voters reject old-timey partisan bickering
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2008 4:07 PM CST
Kids Line Up Behind Obama
Michelle Obama, left, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. talks with Whitney Harden, right, a 20 year -old college student at the 46th Annual Wild Hog Supper, Atlanta Ga. Sunday Jan. 13, 2008. ( AP Photo / W.A. Harewood )   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – With "youth vote" challenging "change" as the buzzword of the 2008 elections, Barack Obama is drawing hordes of young people tired of what one campaign worker calls “the old partisan fights and bickering,” reports Voice of America. John Edwards also appeals to the young, but the Clinton camp hasn’t made a concerted effort.

In South Carolina, Obama's landslide victory transcended race: He nabbed 50% of white voters between 18 and 29. Youthful Obama supporters are also challenging the conventional wisdom that Clinton has the Latino vote sewn up. "A lot of people in my family were previously Hillary supporters," says a Latina Obama backer in Georgia, "and I have convinced them to join our side." (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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