Youth vote

Youth Vote Here Seen Up For Grabs

Area Jewish college students not charged up about either candidate.

10/10/2012
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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