MTV not rocking the vote for Obama - Yet

I don't think this means that MTV and youth in general are not in Obama's corner. But it does indicate that there is less enthusiasm for the president, and perhaps even a tinge of youthful cynicism directed his way: President Obama's re-election campaign wants to connect with young Americans and reached out recently to MTV for help -- but the cable network turned them down, sources tell The Post. The president's Get Out the Vote campaign, run by Buffy Wicks, concerned the high unemployment rate of the so-called millennial generation would turn them off to their candidate, asked the network of "Jersey Shore" about helping to supply them with ideas on how to deal with their, er, situation. The campaign called MTV's internal ad agency, MTV Scratch, for assistance in mid-August, sources familiar with the conversations said. MTV Scratch, run by Ross Martin, former MTVU boss, and Anne Hubert, who was a policy adviser to Jon Corzine when he was a US senator from New Jersey, works across all...(Read Full Post)

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