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The chat shows and MTV in this venue to appeal to voters our next guest says this is not a good sign for team Obama joining us now to explain -- editor at large of national review online.
Jonah Goldberg John -- nice to see this morning.
Great to be here so.
What's wrong with this idea of going on MTV.
And holding these town hall and in -- think of Bill Clinton did that back in the day.
Try to appeal to some of these voters in that final stretch going on the view going on Letterman going on Leno for people who might be otherwise tuned out the politics.
What sort of gets the point right there right.
And social scientist -- so a lot of these people low information voters what they don't mention is that below low information voters.
Is another group called morons.
And what that you know what Obama is essentially doing is it.
He's going after people who get virtually all of their political information.
The Daily Show or some warning DJ or not at all -- what he's trying to do is try to appeal to people.
Not because of the economic planner anyway it but I think cultural phenomenon vote for me because it's cool and hip to vote for me.
And I personally think that if if that's your best sales pitch that you really don't have a sales pitch -- trying to sell any substance.
Moreover he's ignoring the mainstream media as much as possibly won't give a press conference he won't talk to the press won't talk about -- Ghazi disaster.
And what he's trying to do is go is trying to rekindle that youth vote turn out that he had in 2008.
Any desperately -- basically low information voters and that's one of the reasons why.
He's become so condescending so sneering so -- Because that that passes off as a confident argument.
In these sort of daily show culture where you just mock things and it -- wolf you're mocking it you must be smarter than the person you're mocking.
And I I think a lot of young kids pick up on that and think it's a serious argument when it's not.
On the other side though critics who say look The Daily Show he went on The Daily Show where it was going to be last fast the other day and Jon Stewart given some real tough questions about Ben Ghazi in Libya.
But he gets an actual information and news of course the the headline about not being an optimal situation the loss of 44 Americans there.
Yeah look at Jon Stewart is the is the best of the non journalist news outlets and that he does occasionally ask.
On tough questions I -- saying that he's the most serious of the comedy show hosts.
Is not a huge compliment it's like the best October fest in Orlando or you know the best gas stations sushi in Alabama.
So he's -- you know he had some serious questions I'm sure Obama was -- to be asked those serious questions on those shows.
But his overall strategy like this this new ad comparing voting for the first time.
Until losing your virginity I mean these are sort of desperate plays by campaign.
That basically wants to argue when cultural terms an appeal to the least informed voters most emotional voters.
Rather than actually make a coherent case defending his own record and what he might do in the second term but a few seconds left John do you think that these youth voters.
Come out and vote in and hit it anywhere near the same capacity that they did in 2008 disclosing.
Attendee argument from the Obama camp will they do that.
It's almost inconceivable and I don't -- -- -- I don't know it's just the numbers are so huge in 2008.
-- to repeat that seems almost impossible.
Jonah Goldberg always great to see -- from national review thanks for coming in this morning and tried especially down in Alabama that gas -- if -- kind of sounds delicious.
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