The Boston Herald reports that Hillary Clinton, campaigning at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, hoped Bernie Sanders would help deliver those elusive millennial voters. Instead Hillary drew a crowd consisting mostly of baby boomers complete with “gray hair and bald-spots.” Of course, what younger voters were got placed on risers on either side of the stage in order to be more visible to and captured by TV cameras.
According to the Herald, Sanders’ support seems less enthusiastic than that provided by President Obama:
“All of you know that New Hampshire is a battleground state,” the Vermont senator said. “All of you know that this is a very tight election. And, in fact, New Hampshire could decide the outcome. So I am asking you here today not only to vote for Secretary Clinton, but to work hard to get your uncles and your aunts, to get your friends to vote.” He added it was “imperative” to elect Clinton.
But that pales in comparison to Obama angrily saying he would consider it a personal insult if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and vote for Hillary:
I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote.
Hillary leads Donald Trump in most polls among youth voters, but not by the same large margins that Obama had in 2008 and 2012. One might think that is because Obama at 47 was much younger than Hillary’s 68. But that doesn’t explain why Bernie’s campaign energized so many young people and Hillary can’t.
Maybe Hillary’s collusion with the DNC to rig the Democrats’ presidential nomination has something to do with the lack of millennial enthusiasm for Hillary.