By Chuck Todd
This special review and research of the result of Barack Obama’s historical 2008 presidential win gives us the interior state-by-state consultant to how Obama completed his victory, and permits us to determine the place the rustic stood 4 years ago.
Although a lot has replaced within the approximately 4 years since, How Barack Obama gained remains the fundamental advisor to Obama’s electoral strengths and gives very important point of view on his 2012 bid.
The votes in every one country for Obama and McCain are damaged down via percent in line with gender, age, race, occasion, spiritual association, schooling, family source of revenue, dimension of urban, and in response to perspectives concerning the most crucial concerns (the economic climate, terrorism, Iraq, strength, healthcare), the way forward for the economic climate (worried, now not anxious) and the battle in Iraq (approve, disapprove).
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But in order truly to have a national impact on her party and be a player in 2012, she’s going to need to improve her issue credentials. Cult of personality can only get a candidate so far; a proven ability to get things done or pushing a set of substantial issues is necessary to be taken seriously. As for the verdict of voters, it’s clear, according to the 2008 National Exit Poll, Palin was polarizing. Four out of ten voters said Palin’s selection was an important factor in their vote, but those voters split their votes about evenly between the Republican and Democratic tickets.
And in a time when President Bush had approval ratings ranging from 25% to 30%, change mattered the most to voters over any other issue. Of course, Obama didn’t win his nomination by simply holding an impressive kickoff, but he did quickly cement his place as the chief challenger to the then front-runner Clinton. In one fell swoop, Obama was able to displace all of the other anti-Hillary challengers and relegate them to second-tier candidates. John Edwards was the strongest of these second-tier challengers because of his near victory in the 2004 Iowa caucuses.
But there was one potential candidate whose name was being talked about by activists and the blogosphere who did have the Clinton crowd nervous: the freshman senator from Illinois, Barack Obama. The factor that kept the Clintons confident about their 2008 chances was the notion that there was just no way, despite his popularity with the Democratic activist base, that a guy who, until 2004, was in the Illinois state senate would somehow have the audacity to run for president so soon. The Clintons were very familiar with the strategy of figuring out the timing of when best to run.