Will new and young voters make a diff...

Will new and young voters make a difference at the ballot box?

There are 22 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Sep 28, 2008, titled Will new and young voters make a difference at the ballot box?. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

The last day for Virginians to register to vote in this year's presidential election is Oct.

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WAKE UP PEOPLE

Gloucester, VA

#1 Sep 28, 2008
Are people really this dumb?
WAKE UP PEOPLE

Gloucester, VA

#2 Sep 28, 2008
Are young people really this dumb?
WAKE UP PEOPLE

Gloucester, VA

#3 Sep 28, 2008
Every election it is the same thing by the left wing. They try to get young people and minorities to register and then vote. They do this because the vast majority of them dont vote and are ignorant to what is going on. The liberals have exploited uninformed African Americans for years! And they let them! Then they go after kids to vote. Well they do have and have had good registrations, but when it comes time to actually get up off thier ass and vote, it just doesnt happen because in the end, they just dont care!
WAKE UP PEOPLE

Gloucester, VA

#4 Sep 28, 2008
Every election it is the same thing by the left wing. They try to get young people and minorities to register and then vote. They do this because the vast majority of them dont vote and are ignorant to what is going on. The liberals have exploited uninformed African Americans for years! And they let them! Then they go after kids to vote. Well they do have and have had good registrations, but when it comes time to actually get up off thier ass and vote, it just doesnt happen because in the end, they just dont care!
kyle

Norfolk, VA

#5 Sep 28, 2008
how can professor Kidd be taken seriously? He did a poll a few weeks ago and altho AA's are 23% of the population, he only asked 2% of them in the poll.
It became the laughing stocke of polls in Va.
Obama Boy

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Sep 28, 2008

JWG

Since: Jul 08

Williamsburg

#8 Sep 28, 2008
Only if they vote for McCain.
Charles Dickens

United States

#9 Sep 28, 2008
Judging from what I've seen of young people at my job, half of them are unable to come to work on time. Of those that do manage to show up, they are usually still drunk or stoned from the night before. With this in mind, I doubt they will be able to make it to the voting booth.
The Truth

United States

#10 Sep 29, 2008
Obama Boy wrote:
http://theobamafile.com/_image s/ObamaAsMuslimSource.jpg
Obama Boy, U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use law enforcement to threaten and intimidate you. Hey, people this prepuces seams to look like the way they do people in Chicago
The media has call Osama a Chicago
Thug. Form what I am seeing this truth. We can do something about it and just VOTE NO TO THIS A S S HOLE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!
The Truth

United States

#11 Sep 29, 2008
Woodland wrote:
OBAMA USHERS IN THE POLICE STATE THAT BUSH PREPPED FOR. No difference between the two of them. This Hillary dem is voting for McCain. Just feel safer with him as our leader.
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.
“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/09/m...
Hey! Where are all those ACLU free speech loving liberals on condemning the Obama speech police?
The Truth

United States

#12 Sep 29, 2008
“Conspiracy against rights” is a felony under the U.S. Code, Title 18 (Crimes). What do you expect from Obama. He lip sucking prepuces that thinks because he black he cna do and say anything he won't and that white are going to run.

Hey, lip boy Obama like I said before LIP SDUCKING prepuces!!!!!!!!!!
The Truth

United States

#13 Sep 29, 2008
“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”

Obama Boy, U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use law enforcement to threaten and intimidate you. Hey, people this prepuces seams to look like the way they do people in Chicago
The media has call Osama a Chicago Thug. Form what I am seeing this truth. We can do something about it and just VOTE NO TO THIS A S S HOLE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!
The Truth

United States

#14 Sep 29, 2008
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 13 > § 241

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
The Truth

United States

#15 Sep 29, 2008
As best I can tell, it all started with this report from a Missouri TV station. The report points to Missouri prosecutors and sheriffs who have joined the "Obama Truth Squad," and says "They" — referring to the prosecutors and sheriffs — "also say they plan to respond immediately to any ads and statements that might violate Missouri ethics laws." The text accompanying the report also says, "The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign."

Now the "plan to respond immediately to ... statements that might violate Missouri ethics laws" does sound like a threat of prosecution, since that's how law enforcement tends to respond to violation of the law. But most of the statements in the interview, including all the statements that actually come out of the sheriffs' and prosecutors' mouths, seem to focus — or at least can be very plausibly interpreted as focusing — on responding to false or misleading statements with rebuttals, the normal way such responses happen in election campaigns.

So this makes me wonder exactly what the sheriffs and prosecutors are saying about law enforcement; recall that the statement in the news story about violations of the law came from the mouth of the narrator, not one of the sheriffs or prosecutors who was interviewed. Did the sheriffs and prosecutors mostly talk about responding with counterspeech, and talked about ethics laws enforcement only in response to an interviewer question (e.g., "But what if you find actual illegal conduct — would you also take legal action?")? What kinds of violations were they discussing? Did they make the paraphrased statement in the context of promising evenhanded enforcement of election laws, or were they focusing on anti-Obama statements (which is indeed the context of the statements that were quoted)?

“Jacob's Sookie”

Since: Nov 07

Hamilton,Va SOBX

#16 Sep 29, 2008
Of course getting the college kids to register and vote equals a BIG difference-

It is grand conspiracy to wheel them out of beds to get people to vote. They will come pick you up and give you your meds if required to get out and vote.
New Voter

AOL

#17 Sep 29, 2008
I recently registered to vote for the first time an I'm voting for Obama just like all my friends are because Obama is like, so cool. McCain is a dork.
WTT

Virginia Beach, VA

#19 Sep 30, 2008
New Voter wrote:
I recently registered to vote for the first time an I'm voting for Obama just like all my friends are because Obama is like, so cool. McCain is a dork.
You and your friends would rather have sex with Joe Biden than Sarah Palin.
time 4 change

Rosemead, CA

#20 Sep 30, 2008
Republican=Racist
time 4 change

Rosemead, CA

#21 Sep 30, 2008
Republican=Racist

Obama/Biden 08!!!!!
The Outhouse Mouse

United States

#22 Sep 30, 2008
time 4 change wrote:
Republican=Racist
Are you a racist?

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