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Four Years Later, Obama Euphoria at Cornell Fades
CONTENT 2012 THE CORNELL DAILY SUN ^ | NOVEMBER 5, 2012 | NOVEMBER 5, 2012

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:44:18 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

As the contentious and divisive 2012 presidential campaign draws to a close, Cornell students and professors say that this year’s election has not generated nearly the same level of excitement on campus as the one in 2008.

During the 2008 campaign, Cornell’s campus was “abuzz,” said Prof. Theodore Lowi, government.

“There was a lot of talk, a lot of chatter, among both faculty and students, on the issues,” he said.

But this year, Lowi said, he has seen far less enthusiasm about the upcoming presidential election.

“Walking around campus, I’ve seen no excitement, nothing energizing. I see it as a typical fall term. I don’t see that students are eager to get involved in spats with each other or talk about what has happened lately in politics,” he said....

Lowi said he finds students’ lack of interest in the election “disturbing.”

“There’s so much at stake in this election and a lot to talk about,” he said. “It would be nice to see more engagement.”

(Excerpt) Read more at cornellsun.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cityofevil; cornell; ithaca; obama

1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:44:19 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Lower (brain dead) college student enthusiasm?

Advantage-Romney.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:46:17 AM PST by Lacey2
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Just got a text from my college frosh...wants to cut his eyes and ears out, too many liberals! What happened to the “Ithaca..city of evil” poster?


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:48:12 AM PST by acapesket
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Buyer’s remorse set in when they realize that there is a 50% chance that they will not find a job after college.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:48:14 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: acapesket

It’s still around. I’m just having trouble posting it for some computer reasons, only some of which are the clunky behavior of FR’s servers lately.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:53:11 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This is my contribution to why Obama is terrible. Many more ways this is just one. I wish I could have gotten this out to more people. I know Americans can see in stores that most things we use are made in China and other places so they can see the media has been lying to them telling us the economy is good( if it’s so good why can’t we even make our own stuff?).

China makes most of our stuff: Obama makes U.S. uncompetitive

The U.S. economy is crap . We can’t even make most of our own stuff we use as China is making that and beating us. Obama has been president for 4 years so it’s that piece of crap’s fault.Obama’s socialism has destroyed the U.S. economy . We have much more coal, oil, shale oil , natural gas etc. than China but Obama is restricting energy production which could have created cheap energy for manufacturers . Instead China is building 1 coal power plant per week and makes most things we use ( more every day but the media lies and says the economy is great). 17 million more people on food stamps, 8 million more on disability , 20 million more unemployed. millions of manufacturing jobs lost , 50% college grads can’t find jobs, other good jobs replaced with fast food jobs and part time jobs all this with 6 trillion $ in debt it added on us . after election Obama ‘s EPA plans to almost completely shut down coal,oil, natural gas etc. Don’t you democrats and other voters for Obama get it socialism never works


6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:53:38 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: acapesket

http://www.cafepress.com/cityofevil


7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:56:35 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

What? The Che Guevera t-shirt crowd is disappointed in their anti-American savior?


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:56:53 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

That’s the ticket! I miss your little exploding banner!


9 posted on 11/05/2012 8:03:01 AM PST by acapesket
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Like Clinton, Obama was a serious disappointment to liberals. Like Clinton, he squandered the first two years with a Democrat Congress. We are still at war, “Global Warming” is still an issue for them and he proved to be a friend to Wall St and the rich. His greatest accomplishment (Obamacare) hasn’t even taken affect and what he managed to do was kill an assload of Muslims with Drones.
Meanwhile the economy sucks. Worst of all, they were unable to criticize the White House which was a staple of liberalism for 8 years. Hard times for them.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 8:04:45 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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this year’s election has not generated nearly the same level of excitement on campus as the one in 2008.”

...no “excitement” but the usual mountain of excrement.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 8:12:21 AM PST by albie
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

My oldest grandkid is in college in MO. She reports no enthusiasm at all for Obama. She’s voting Romney, of course.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 8:16:29 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Chances of finding a job are much higher than 50% for Cornell grads (alma mater pride here).

But yeah, Ithaca is a liberal bastion. 3rd party candidates get more than Republicans there. Cornell is actually a little less liberal than the city (a lot of wealthy, suburban families that Romney is doing well with)


13 posted on 11/05/2012 8:19:27 AM PST by IsaacDian
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To: pabianice
I live in the KCMO metro media sphere. The below link sure has got some KCMO liberals very very concerned. Course I don't know which college your grandchild attends as there are many colleges in the state. MU in Columbia is probably the largest single college, and there are at least a couple more colleges in the city.

I am keeping an ‘eye’ and ‘ear’ out on this Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, he does not appear to be intimidated by liberals regarding the law.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2955145/posts

14 posted on 11/05/2012 8:42:10 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I am on-campus today and it is evident that most vocal libs from 2008 seem ashamed to advocate for Obama. There is virtually none of the highly partisan comments. To me that is very telling.


15 posted on 11/05/2012 10:34:41 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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