It was only four years ago that the media was abuzz with the idea that Millennials were over the moon for candidate Obama. But are they still interested in President Obama? Roosevelt Institute President and CEO Felicia Wong joined the Melissa Harris-Perry show to offer an affirmative. But all presidential campaigns have to "reinvent the way [Millennials] engage in the politlcal process," Felicia points out. "This is both a values-drven generation but also a really practical generation" that wants solutions:
The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network sees firsthand that "young people are motivated by values, they are motivated by high ideals," Felicia says. "What they also want to do is engage in their own communities" with solutions they generate and implement themselves.
So when any politician falls back on canned remarks, Millennials will tune out. In the below clip Felicia argues that "this isn't a talking points generation." That's in part why they're still enthused about Obama: "When the president respects them by explaining policies in that professorial manner," she says, "that's very connecting for them."