The continuing job problem in the U.S. will make Barack Obama's re-election bid tough next year, regardless of his opponent. There are concerns that parts of his base - young and minority voters - simply aren't in love with President Obama in 2011 as they were with candidate Obama in 2008.
Vowing to ensure that those young people come in support the President to the degree they did in'08, the Hillsborough Young Democrats, a group of well, Hillsborough county Democrats under the age of 40, say they'll host a news conference next week to announce their goal of attempting to register 20,000 new voters in time to for the 2012 election:
While many other third party registration groups are considering pulling out of Florida due to draconian new regulations intended to discourage groups from registering new voters, the Hillsborough Young Democrats are planning to double down and pick up the slack by implementing a massive county wide voter registration effort,” said Timothy Heberlein, president of the Hillsborough Young Democrats. “We understand this may put us at risk, but if this is the cost of democracy, we are prepared to pay it.”