The Voice of Generation Obama

This documentary profiles the Obama campaign’s massive youth movement and Obama’s 27-year-old speechwriter Jon Favreau.

What made the Obama speeches so appealing to young people? And why does the Millennial generation born after 1981, and now coming of age as voters, seem the perfect generation for Obamas message of hope and optimism? What impact did the campaign rhetoric have on the Millennials and is Obamas young speechwriter Jon Favreau the voice of this new generation?

Young campaign volunteers in Virginia and Obama’s national student leader in Washington DC explain how the Obama speeches inspired them to join the movement. There are also interviews with Jon Favreau’s former college professors. Who is Jon Favreau? What shaped his political views? And how much of the speeches that gave words to the hope, aspirations and energy of a new generation is Jon, and how much is Obama?

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  1. the more I watch this the more disappointed I become. I’m 26 years old and I really thought my generation would be the one to overlook the glitter language that politicians use and really judge them upon their actions. Apparently the fact that he is black and can speak well is more persuasive than learning that he is for a military state,for war, for debt, for giving up civil liberties and freedom of speech, and for perpetuating the system of economic slavery set up by the government. He’s a fucking tool and, thank you my fellow generation, for proving that you too are a tool created by the man. 

  2. I can’t believe how many people are duped into thinking Obama actually changed anything for the better. If you love war, debt, losing your freedom, and helping lining the pockets of greedy politicians and corporations, go ahead vote for this douche bag.

  3. I am still blown away by my own stupidity. Can’t believe I voted for this asshole. At least he made me aware of the false left-right dichotomy. Both parties serve the same masters.