Because you would have to be of a certain maturity level to find Obama appealing as a leader. Here’s the pitch to the kids (note the bolded part):
Do’s & Don’ts
Do share your personal reasons for voting for Barack Obama;
Do have confidence — your opinion matters to people who care about you;
Do read up on Barack’s positions on the issues you know matter to them;
Do find a good time when both you and they will be open to a conversation;
Do talk to them in person if you live nearby, or on the phone if you don’t;
Do ask your friends to talk to their parents and grandparents as well;
Don’t worry about knowing everything about policy positions before you have this conversation;
Don’t feel defensive. Stay calm, cool and collected;
Don’t wait until the last minute — it might take a few conversations for you to convince them, so start as early as possible;
Don’t catch them at a bad time — make sure you have their attention and enough time to have a conversation.
Don’t worry about knowing all of Obama’s policy positions before you support him?
Blind loyalty. Yeah, that’s exactly what we need to be teaching our kids.
Here’s the video the Obama campaign put out in support of this project:
Note the kid at the end threatening to not help his grandparents if they don’t vote Obama.
By any means necessary, right?