Thursday, June 05, 2008

A campaign season for the ages


Barack Obama's triumph over Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination will be the subject of intense popular and academic scrutiny for years to come. What blogs can do is to capture the heat of the moment and — variable coding skills permitting — to deliver multimedia, bit by byte, to a voracious online audience.

1. In his own words, how Barack Obama won

Via Katharine Q. Seelye of The Caucus, I've learned about and am pleased to present this remarkable interview ( .mp3 file) of Barack Obama by Karen Tumulty of Time magazine's Swampland blog.

2. A video post-mortem of Hillary Clinton's campaign

Via Washington Post video:

3. Written analyses

ObamaMultimedia hasn't fully displaced the written word. Herewith a pair of matched posts from the Washington Post's The Fix blog, one on what went wrong for Hillary Clinton and one on what went right for Barack Obama. Plus this overview of the Obama campaign's successful strategy.


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