The old favorite standby excuse of the Obama Administration. When all else fails, blame Bush. I think America’s college students are much smarter than that. Report below by John Rossomando of Red Alert Politics.
Youth enthusiasm for President Obama is nowhere near where it was in 2008 because of decisions made during the Bush years, according to Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs, who appeared this morning on CNN’s State of the Unionwith Candy Crowley.
Crowley asked Gibbs about the reasons for the President’s weakened support among young Americans under 30 who voted for Obama by a 66 percent margin in 2008. Recent polling suggests that number has fallen to 48 percent today.
“This is not 2008,” Gibbs said. “What’s happened since then is that we’ve had a series economic calamities caused by bad decisions made before the president ever got there.”
Yet in July, Gibbs took a slightly different approach during appearance on ABC’s This Week, saying that the “buck stops” with President Obama on the economy.
“This election was always going to be close because we live in a closely divided country,” Gibbs said.
Gibbs sought to put Obama’s election in 2008 into perspective, noting that the President won 53 percent of vote – slightly more than half of the votes that were cast.
When asked Crowley about an ad by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) about his opposition to the Obama administration on energy and environmental issues, Gibbs sought to downplay their significance noting that Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has been trying to distance himself from Mitt Romney.
Gibbs blames Bush for Obama’s declining popularity among youth (Red Alert Politics)