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Angry voter syndrome

a href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/32266933″CNBC:/abr /br /blockquoteIn many ways, Obama embodies the American Dream. He speaks of how his mother and grandmother sacrificed to provide him with opportunities they never had.br /br /With unemployment far higher than most economists expected when he took office, Obama will need to convince Americans that the dream is still attainable.br /br /Two groups hit hard by unemployment — unionized labor and college students — were also among Obama’s strongest supporters in his presidential campaign.br /br /Jason Harper, 22, can’t find a job in his chosen field, advertising, despite a Princeton degree and more experience than most people his age. “I thought that it would be a bit easier than it is to find a job,” he said. He’s now looking for advertising jobs in Germany.br /br /While younger people still support Obama, the longer they go without jobs commensurate with their expensive educations, the less happy they will be.br /br /A big test for Obama comes next year, when most members of Congress face mid-term elections. High unemployment breeds angry voters, and a normal response is to toss out the incumbent./blockquotebr /br /One can only hope…I remember talking to a guy who was working as a freelancer with a cable company who said he was voting for Obama because he would “make a lot of money like he did under Clinton.” I wonder what he thinks now or if he even has a job.