Now that the general election is in full swing, the only voting bloc that matters — other than stay-at-home moms, social conservative Hispanic dads and evangelical NASCAR uncles — is young people, Stephen Colbert said on Thursday.
But now that “Mr. Fresh Faced Hopey-Changey” has become “old-grey-haired-grandpa-didn’t-close-Gitmo,” the younglings are in play, Colbert said.
With that in mind, Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night to “slow jam the news.” It was a “pathetically successful ploy to be appealing,” Colbert said. But the folks at Fox News hammered away at the appearance, saying it lowered the office of the president. Colbert most definitely agreed.
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