In 2008, college campuses were filled with campaign posters and political rallies - and frenzy.
This year, it's hard to find a college student truly excited about the presidential race.
Take Abraham Mulberry, a freshman at Elmhurst College in suburban Chicago. Mulberry says politics again has become "that thing you don't want to bring up." Mulberry is trying to start a club for young Democrats at his school.
Last election, the Elmhurst campus had an active Students for Obama chapter that organized well before the election. But this time, there's nary a campaign placard, for either President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
A disappointed Mulberry says the Nov. 6 election isn't the No. 1 hot-button issue at school.