President courts young voters at UNC

By Kirsten Chang, Michael Tomsic and John Caison

President Obama speaks to a young audience at UNC. (Photo by Carter McCall / ReeseNews)

President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to come to UNC in almost twenty years this week. He got a rock star’s welcome from the roughly eight thousand people who packed Carmichael Arena, where the president spoke about the growing cost of higher education.

Carolina Connection’s Michael Tomsic describes the scene on campus, and John Caison reports on the president’s challenge to get young people as excited for the 2012 election as they were back in 2008, when people younger than 30 turned out in near-record numbers nationwide, and exit polls showed 66 percent of them voted for then-Senator Obama.

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