As November 4th nears, I present to you one reason why young people flock to support Senator Obama: He is in touch with the interests of the youth.
Case in Point No. 1: The infamous “Fist Bump,” which, in this writer’s view, is simply a hipper way of giving the now archaic “high-five.” Is “hipper” a cool word? I’m too old to know. In examining this picture, one can see how this fist bump is completely genuine — note that Senator Obama and the First Lady to Be are looking each other directly in the eyes, indicating that the two have been bumping fists for quite some time and have synchronized the critical timing and knuckle placement of the bump. Imagine Johnny Mac bumping fists with Cindy McPill — call the doctor because I hear some bones breaking!
Case in Point No. 2: Dusting dirt off his shoulders. Nothing demonstrates a person’s determination and resilience than dusting dirt off your shoulders. It’s one thing to say that Johnny Mac and the Moron’s campaign of lies will not stop you in your tracks — but to the younger generation, a couple simple swipes off the shoulder will more than suffice to convey those words.
Case in Point No. 3: The Dance. Barack Obama is not afraid to have a dance party — with the whole world watching. Having watched Obama dance, I’m pretty confident he has no formal training. As an avid follower of dance shows like SYTYCD and DWTS, Obama’s moves are a bit elementary. He combines a mild sway with a gentle crossing of his arms. Not too much going on there, but endearing to the youth of America — many of whom are also not blessed with the gyrating hips of Justin Timberlake. I mean, for every Justin, there’s got to be 1,000 Jonathan Knights. Michelle Obama, on the other hand — that lady looks like she’s got some moves.
To end, a brief lesson in logic — All (well, most) young people love Obama. I am young (sort of). I love Obama!