Obama is working hard to bring young people on board. He wants them to know that an education should be attainable, and not just for the top 10% of whatever dividing line that might prevent higher education. It's not about money, it's about investing time and energy into being better people, and better citizens. More education leads to better ideas, better worker, enlightened minds that hatch brilliant ideas.President Obama wrapped up his two-day tour of college campuses today at the University of Iowa, again calling on Congress to extend a low interest program for student loans."This is personal," Obama said while discussing the value of a college education. "This is the heart of who we are."The president, who said he and wife Michelle just paid off their own student loans a mere eight years ago, also told a friendly crowd of students that "we've got to make college more affordable for more people."
He is also bringing a new generation into politics. Young adults are impressionable, and by lending a sense of urgency that is relevant to them, Obama is bringing in young people who will likely take more of an interest in their country. He isn't promising all of our dreams will come true, just that we should be able to access the tools to make them a reality.
And on the other side we have... Mitt Romney. The rich boy who thinks it's snobbery for Obama to want education accessible to everyone who wants it. The guy who thinks women are breeders whose medical choices are up for legislation. The guy who says he's hip to women's needs because his wife says so.
Talk about no contest.