Youth vote puts some spring in Obama’s step
US: Republicans believe high unemployment will be Barack Obama's weak
point this November. So why has Matt Caffrey, a 22-year-old from Ohio,
just quit his job? To help the president get reelected.
Leaving a secure job in a country with an official unemployment rate
of 8.3 percent, and broader estimates in the double figures, is not for
But six months into his first fulltime job, a two-year contract with
an environmental advocacy group, Caffrey decided nothing could be more
important than campaigning to get Obama another four years.
So on the eve of a business trip, he called his boss.
“It was something I agonized over -- for a few minutes,” Caffrey, a
bearish figure in student-style sweatshirt and running shoes, said with
Back in 2008, Caffrey was one of the excited foot soldiers in a youth
movement helping propel Obama from obscurity to the White House.