“It’s not something he’s doing.”

“It’s something he’s being.”

He, who? Barack Obama, presented in this NY Times article, Two Hopefuls Share Little But Youth Appeal, in comparison with John McCain.

Obama is also presented against John Edwards, who is more progressive (in terms of policy) than Obama himself. Edwards has not scored as well with youth, and has incurred the disfavor of mainstream media:

The main causes of John Edwards’ biggest problems with the media establishment have been tied in with his firm stands for economic justice instead of corporate power…As a result, we’re now in the midst of a classic conflict between corporate media sensibilities and grassroots left-leaning populism.

Edwards Reconsidered

an Op-Ed from AlterNet.