US President Barack Obama on Wednesday appeared as a guest on the Daily Show, a hugely popular left-leaning satire, in an attempt to engage young voters ahead of the midterm elections.
AP - President Barack Obama, looking to spark enthusiasm among younger voters ahead of Tuesday’s congressional election, took his message to a place where they are likely to tune in: the popular late-night satirical news show of comedian Jon Stewart.
Obama has been trying to shrink what political analysts call the enthusiasm gap, trying to motivate key elements of his base, such as union workers, African-Americans, Hispanics and - with his Stewart appearance - younger voters.
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That reality is guiding many of Obama’s appearances in the final days of the Nov. 2 election campaign and is especially evident in Ohio.
The president will wrap up the week with a final campaign swing through five states where Democratic candidates are locked in tight contests.
Date created : 2010-10-28