Youth vote

Youth Vote Here Seen Up For Grabs

Area Jewish college students not charged up about either candidate.

Staff Writer

When Barack Obama defeated John McCain in 2008 to become the first African-American president in American history, he did so with a surge of college-age and 20-something voters animated by the Illinois senator’s mantra of hope and change.

Four years later, with the hope-and-change message battered by an anemic economy and hyper-partisanship in Congress, Eytan Kessler, a 21-year-old senior at Stony Brook University on Long Island, reflected some of the uncertainty gripping first-time voters this time around.

Stony Brook students Chelsea Katz and Dylan Fried. Stewart Ain
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