Obama goes to MTV in search of young voters

President Obama is scheduled to take part in an MTV and BET youth town hall meeting as he continues to reach out to younger voters.

While President spent his Rolling Stone interview lecturing liberals to shake off their lethargy and buck up, this time he’ll take questions from the studio audience and via Twitter. Obama has suffered a drop in youth support, as Mary Katherine Ham reported, A September Rock the Vote poll showed the Democratic advantage in party affiliation has been cut in half since 2008.

This forum helps the president to appear engaged with the ‘youth vote,’ but it means he will likely have to answer questions about gay rights, the war in Afghanistan, and his thoughts on marijuana legalization.

The live town hall will air on October 14 on MTV, BET and even CMT which means that fans of the show “Trick My Truck” will be in for a big surprise.

MTV has changed since Bill Clinton famously went ‘Eye to Eye With MTV Generation’ as he campaigned for president. Back in 1992, young people were probably still watching music videos, but in 2010, MTV is most famous for the glorious train wreck that is Jersey Shore.

Which means that he’s likely to be asked another question about Snooki.

Beltway Confidentialelection 2010MTVUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

The Medical Examiner's Office van on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s 2020 overdose deaths soar 59 percent to 699

Fatal drug overdoses surged by nearly 59 percent in San Francisco last… Continue reading

Police Commissioner John Hamasaki questions Chief Bill Scott at City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD should probe whether officers joined Capitol raid, commissioners say

Chief unaware of any members participating in insurrection

Homeless people's tents can be seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
Statewide business tax could bring new funds to combat homelessness

San Francisco could get more than $100 million a year for housing, rental assistance, shelter beds

The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco (a mural by artist Jamie Treacy is pictued) has a lineup of free online programming including activities for youngsters scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18. (Courtesy Demetri Broxton/Museum of the African Diaspora)
Stanford, Museum of the African Diaspora host MLK Day activities

Online offerings include films, music, discussion

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides the US House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. - The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on January 13 opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters' attack of the Capitol that left five dead. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump a second time

Focus shifts to Senate, where McConnell has signaled he may not stand by president

Most Read