If we do actually see a record-breaking rise in the number of young voters today, one reason will surely be that Obama has their cell numbers, and he is texting them.
** A NEW GOTV WEAPON: TEXTING. Barack Obama’s campaign has systematically culled millions of mobile phone numbers for the last 22 months. Today, all those folks, many of them young voters, are getting get-out-the-vote text messages from Obama.
“Barack Obama is reaching a generation that is trying to change the world in 160 characters or less,” said David All, a political consultant who advises Republicans on Internet strategy.
Penn State students line up to vote at 7:00 a.m.:
Obama Counts on Text Messages to Drive Turnout of Youth, Blacks
Turning out, everywhere
Networks May Call Race Before Voting Is Complete
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: Final: Obama in Double-Digit Lead, 54% to 43%
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