Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday the young people who turned out in droves to vote Barack Obama into office were promised “pie in the sky” — but what they got was “pie in the face.”
Commenting on a recent Fox News poll that pegged young voters’ support for Obama about 10 points below its 2008 level, the Fox News host said it’s not surprising they might feel disenfranchised.
“A lot of these kids who were all excited about Barack Obama four years ago either got out of college or they’re in college now,” Huckabee said during Fox News’ “Fox & Friends Weekend.” “What they’re finding, they’re $45,000 on average in student debt when they got out of school and they can’t get a job and they’re moving back in with mom and dad. That’s not exactly the hope and the change they were looking for.”
He said those voters wouldn’t necessarily break for Romney — more likely, they’ll just stay home.
“But if they stay home, that’s devastating for Barack Obama. He has to have that youth vote,” Huckabee said.
Young voters are also unlikely to care about Obama’s explanation that Congress is a roadblock to getting anything significant accomplished, he added.
“They don’t care about the process. I mean, if you’re 22 years old, do you really care about the intricacies of legislation? No, what you you care about is results,” he said. “They’ve got a president that promised them great things, pie in the sky, and they got pie in the face.”
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