Politics & Policy

New Romney Vid: Why Can’t New College Grads Find Work?

The Romney campaign releases a new web video this morning, focusing on how recent college graduates are struggling to find work:

President Obama, of course, did enormously well among 18 to 29 year olds in 2008, with nearly 70 percent voting for him, according to exit polls. (Thirty percent voted for John McCain.) It’ll be interesting to see if this video and others like strike a chord with that age group.

Transcript of the video, as provided by the Romney campaign, below the jump.

VIDEO TEXT: “IN 2009, PRESIDENT OBAMA WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND”

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  “In that campaign … I promised to be a President who would build a better future.”

President Obama: “In that campaign … I promised to be a President who would build a better future.” (President Obama, Remarks At The University Of Maryland, 9/17/09)

VIDEO TEXT: “AND PROMISED THE STUDENTS A BETTER FUTURE”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “[W]ho would ensure that this generation … had the same chances and the same opportunities that our parents gave us. That’s what I’m here to do.”

President Obama: “[W]ho would ensure that this generation … had the same chances and the same opportunities that our parents gave us. That’s what I’m here to do.” (President Obama, Remarks At The University Of Maryland, 9/17/09)

VIDEO TEXT: “AND THE SAME CHANCES AND OPPORTUNITIES OUR PARENTS GAVE US”

VIDEO TEXT: “GRADUATES HAVING DIFFICULTY FINDING JOBS”

 “Graduates Having Difficulty Finding Jobs” (“Graduates Having Difficulty Finding Jobs,” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 7/17/11)

VIDEO TEXT: “JOBLESS COLLEGE GRADUATES STRUGGLE UNDER ONGOING RECESSION”

 “Jobless College Graduates Struggle Under Ongoing Recession” (“Jobless College Graduates Struggle Under Ongoing Recession,” Huffington Post, 7/8/11)

 VIDEO TEXT: “MANY GRADUATES DELAY JOB SEARCHES”

“Many Graduates Delay Job Searches” (“Many Graduates Delay Job Searches,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/4/11)

VIDEO TEXT: “RECENT GRADS SEARCH FOR JOBS, TO NO AVAIL”

 “Recent Grads Search For Jobs, To No Avail” (“Recent Grads Search For Jobs, To No Avail,” Huffington Post, 7/15/11)

VIDEO TEXT: “NOW TWO YEARS LATER, HE RETURNS TO THE SAME UNIVERSITY…”

VIDEO TEXT: “ASK HIM: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PROMISE?”

VIDEO TEXT: “ASK HIM: WHERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY?”

VIDEO TEXT: “ASK HIM: WHERE ARE THE JOBS?”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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