GOTV needs to focus on the young

It worked in 2008, and it will work this year:

Among 18- to 30-year-old voters, 36 percent are “very excited” – the lowest level of any age group. The poll also shows 58 percent of N.C. likely voters age 30 and under support Obama versus 34 percent who would vote for Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Logic would tell us that the more "mature" voters would be the ones who would weigh evidence and vote objectively. Unfortunately, most of us have already made up our minds, using an astounding level of immaturity in the process. So it's up to those meddling kids:

Ball also said Obama’s message of reaching out to the middle class, lowering tuition costs and increasing financial aid resonates with young voters – even as the federal government issued a subpar jobs report for August on Friday. Though the jobless rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 in July, U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a weak figure that is driven by 400,000 people that are dropping out of the labor force rather than people finding jobs.

“I think people understand that the recovery is going to be very slow. (The recession) was so severe and so deep … the fact that we’re even gaining any jobs is a positive,” said Ball, 29, who is also a national committeeman with the Young Democrats of North Carolina.

If we want to win this election, we need to throw our support behind Andy, Sam, Tori, and all the other hard-working young Dems. It could be our only option.