Thursday, November 13, 2008

And more

This article from the New Yorker is a long fucker but it's fascinating if you're still on a US election high and want a bit of back room shenanigans...
"Last June, Joel Benenson, who was Barack Obama’s top pollster during his presidential run, reported on the state of the campaign. His conclusions, summed up in a sixty-slide PowerPoint presentation, were revealed to a small group, including David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, and several media consultants, and, as it turned out, some of this research helped guide the campaign through the general election. The primaries were over, Hillary Clinton had conceded, and Obama had begun planning for a race against Senator John McCain."

You can read the rest here.

3 comments:

observer said...

Let's read the Special Edition of the NY Times instead. I'm turning in my fossil fuel powered car as we speak.

observer said...

Link helps though:

http://www.nytimes-se.com/

Orhan Kahn said...

I personally believe he took the American Idol approach and just waited on the back heels until vistory was only a shoulder brush away.