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"Big Election Winner: Indy Media"

This article looked at Obama’s winning of the presidential election in 2008, and attributed some of his success to the power of the internet. Many of Obama’s voters were from the younger generation, which is most certainly at least partially due to the excessive amount of effort put into an online campaign platform. 210 more words

Independent Media

The working class is missing from US political discourse

One of the things I noticed in the 2008 US presidential campaign was everyone was appealing for the middle class vote. Presidential primary and general election debates were about how things were getting harder for the middle-class and the Republican or Democratic candidate who happen to be pitching for votes would stand up for the middle-class better than their competition in the presidential primary or general election at hand. 494 more words

Politics - USA

Running Campaigns and Running the Country

Back in 2008, Obama partisans pointed to the fact that their candidate presided over a well-run and well-executed campaign, and claimed that this would translate into an ability to run the country as well as the campaign was run. 437 more words

Jim Webb Passages in Context

Former Democratic Senator Jim Webb is running for president in 2016.  Wait.  Scratch that.  He’s currently exploring a run for president in 2016.  Despite that distinction the inevitable Democratic frontrunner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has Webb in her cross-hairs.   1,016 more words


Smart Diplomacy

Recall that back in 2008, Barack Obama promised that if he became president, he would strengthen alliances and draw friends over to the side of the United States–unlike that George W. 674 more words

Yet Another Sign that Hillary Clinton Is Running for President

Doug Schoen is a pollster who helped Bill Clinton get re-elected president in 1996, and whose partner, Mark Penn, helped advise Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign for president. 327 more words