How Obama Won
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Middle Passage Press, Los Angeles
How Obama Won is a provocative, hard hitting critical assessment of the issues, events, forces, politics, pressures and controversy that shaped and ensnared Barack Obama in his historic 2008 presidential campaign.
Political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson examines the impact of race and gender, campaign strategy, the key political players, the nature of presidential politics, the changes in the Democratic and Republicans parties, the importance of the black, Hispanic, youth, women and blue collar white worker votes, the role of corporation and special interests in American politics.
Hutchinson tells what the first African-American to win the White House means to America and the world.
How Obama Won
Hutchinson tells why:
- Race was not a factor in Obama’s win
- The Iraq war and the terrorism were not compelling issues in the campaign
- Sarah Palin hurt McCain
- Many blue collar whites and rural voters supported Obama
- Obama was able to top McCain in fundraising
- Ultraconservatives did not unite behind McCain
- The economy ultimately sunk McCain
- Obama’s win will and won’t change politics in America
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally acclaimed author and political analyst.
He is a frequent guest analyst on:
The John Gibson Show
Hannity & Colmes
Glenn Beck Show
PBS Lehrer Report,
NPR's Talk of the Nation
Various CNN News Shows.
He is the National Political Writer for New America Media and a regular contributor to: the Huffington Post, and BlackAmericaWeb.Com