It's really over the top, this game he plays with young voters, turning on the cool. I can't watch it without feeling sorry for the kids who buy in. Surely young people see through this superficial ploy. Let's hope so, because if our future hinges on such gullible automatons, we're screwed.
Outside pop culture, though, Obama has not inspired confidence. A President can't do anything to create jobs except leave the market alone and not intervene in the economy, but a President can exude confidence and create assurance that the playing field is level and the rule of law will be upheld. Those in America who can invest and get the economy going are not going to act until there's a change in administrations and the regulations stop. Today we heard from an EPA goon (a punkish looking goon) regarding how the EPA crucifies a few businesses and the rest fall in line. Of course, The President's spokesperson says this person doesn't represent anything at all, but that's a lie.
Young people should get serious if they want a future that entails prosperity. Oh yes, Obama's cool and all that, but that's not really important if you're looking for a job. Obama's cool act looks more and more pathetic the worse the economy gets. All of the government interventions are having an effect -- it's not good, and it's getting worse. Slow jamming economic decline is not what young people should want.