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"How Obama Won" by Earl Ofari Hutchinson - Don't You Want To Know?

ISBN-10: 143921929X
ISBN-13: 978-1439219294

'How Obama Won' by Earl Ofari Hutchinson 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
did to win the White House and what it 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 fund raising ~ 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 has authored ten books; his articles are published in newspapers and magazines nationally in the United States. Three of his books have been published in other languages. He is a frequent guest analyst on The John Gibson Show, O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, The Glenn Beck Show, The PBS Lehrer Report, NPR's Talk of the Nation and 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. He is also an associate editor at New America Media and a regular contributor to Black News.com, Alternet.com. He does a weekly commentary on KJLH Radio in Los Angeles.

How Obama Won

A Book Review

Author & Publicist Nikki Leigh

How Obama Won by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
A Comprehensive Dissect of Obama's White House Win

I have to be honest that I’ve never followed politics for many reasons. But in the past year, I’ve worked with Earl Ofari Hutchinson, read four of his book and followed his blog posts. I can tell you that it has been a crash course in politics.

The unbiased details that he shares and the historic information that he provides to support his conclusions are fascinating to me because I love to learn the story behind the news. Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally recognized political analyst and author who has had his finger on the pulse of the political system for years and he uses that experience to help the reader dissect Obama’s win.

That is also one of the things I really liked about his latest book, How Obama Won. So many things happened through the 20+ months of campaigning, that I had lost track of many of the details. Through the 20 chapters of this book, he starts with Obama announcing that he will run, his big and important win in the Iowa primary and brings the reader through the final days of the election. I was talking to a friend who was reading this and he mentioned that it felt like a friend was explaining the election to your personally.

In the pages of How Obama Won, Hutchinson discusses many things that helped propel Obama to victory and some things that had the potential to derail his candidacy. These topics include: the economy, fund raising, the black vote, Oprah’s support, “the Bradley Effect”, Jesse Jackson, Reverend Wright, the race issue, the Clintons, choosing the right vice president, Sarah Palin, Colin Powell, blue collar America, and more.

There are very high expectations for President Obama and his administration. This book is to the point and will take you back through the election process and remind you of the details that got Obama to his current position. Take a look back at this historic election that people will study for years to come. This is your chance to dissect Obama’s win. Sure Obama got more votes, but what lead up to him getting those votes? That’s what you learn in How Obama Won.


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Chapter 6

Oprah’s Obama Nudge

How Obama Won

In mid-January, 2008 a throng of Oprah groupies pitched camp in front of the Obama campaign headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina to get free tickets to see her and Obama at the Colonial Center. They were there for the most part to ogle, and if they were lucky, touch the garments of America’s favorite TV earth mother at the auditorium.

That didn’t necessarily mean that they’d vote for Obama. A Pew Research Center poll after a big Oprah fundraising bash in September, 2007 found that, by a crushing margin, respondents said that Oprah’s tout of Obama wouldn’t sway them the least bit. Despite all the talk about Oprah being a transcendental force that supersedes mere celebrity mortals, she was still just that – a celebrity. The thousands that clawed for tickets to rub shoulders with Oprah at her Obama pep rally in Columbia were there precisely because of her star power and American’s insatiable celebrity mania.

Celebrity endorsements, however, often fail miserably. Willie Nelson, Madonna, Jon Bovi, Martin Sheen and George Clooney are big-money celebrities and virtual household names. They all endorsed Democratic presidential candidates in 2004. Nelson endorsed Dennis Kucinich. Bon Jovi endorsed John Kerry. Sheen endorsed Howard Dean. Madonna backed Wesley Clark. One of their picks went down to flaming defeat. The other three never came close to getting the Democratic presidential nomination.

Clooney, meanwhile, publicly declared he hoped his non-endorsement of Kerry probably helped him at the polls. It didn't. Though Clooney backed Obama, he was still very mindful of the potential liability of fame and publicly said that he thought celebrity campaigning for a candidate hurt a candidate. Clooney recognized a political truism that's often etched in stone: A celebrity endorsement of a presidential candidate has little effect.

The hope was that the Oprah endorsement and push for black voter support for Obama might be different. The one group he hoped was the rare exception to this rule was black women. He banked on Oprah to help him smash through the Hillary love fest that many black women then had with the New York senator. In South Carolina, black voters made up nearly half of the Democratic voters – a greater proportion than any other state – and black women made up a significant proportion of that vote.

While most adored Oprah and were aware of her longstanding backing of Obama, at that early point in the campaign it didn’t shake their support for Clinton. Nearly three times more black women said they'd back Hillary over him, and that was especially true among lower income, working-class black women. She was a woman, mother, and, most importantly, was regarded by many black women as a strong advocate for health care and women's interests.

Selling Obama was not like selling an author in Oprah’s book club, where the mere mention of a name was a guarantee to send a book hurtling to the top of the charts. Voters make their decisions about politicians based on a combination of factors, party affiliation, and their stance on the issues, their political beliefs, and their experience in getting the job done. Few would rely on Oprah’s word alone or her presence beside Obama to insure that he was the best person to handle global warming, tax policy, the Iraq war, terrorism, job creation, inflation, failing public schools, criminal justice issues or judicial appointments.

Only a candidate can forcefully and clearly articulate his or her grasp of the issues, and most importantly, convince voters that he or she is the most experienced. That was still Obama’s exposed Achilles’ heel at that time. In every poll, even the most rabid Clinton loathers ranked her at the top of the pile in experience in dealing with foreign and domestic issues. Voters got burned badly with Bush. His gross inexperience in statecraft before grabbing the White House cost Americans dearly as he bumbled and fumbled on everything from the Iraq war to domestic policy. Many voters didn’t want to make that mistake again.

However, that doesn’t mean the right endorsements wouldn’t help a candidate. They had to be the right endorsements. Those endorsements come from seasoned politicians and respected industry, labor or public interest groups that have the trust and confidence of voters, and a solid track record in fighting for legislation and public policy change. That was not to say that Oprah’s endorsement would not help Obama. The hype, promotion, and allure of Oprah would have value in raising his media visibility even higher. As it turned out that’s exactly what her endorsement did for him. The O and O show caused tongues to wag and eyebrows to rise. Oprah and Obama drew legions to their campaign stops. But more importantly, it marked another turning point for him. It helped him replace Hillary in the eyes and minds of many black voters as the candidate that they could back. In that instant, Oprah, the celebrity endorser, became Oprah the bonafide candidate deal maker.

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Earl Hutchinson - How Obama Won Schedule

Tuesday January 13 Steven Clark Bradley-Bookmarket
Wednesday January 14 Steven Clark Bradley-Inspired Author/Promotion
Wednesday January 14 Cheryl Malandrinos-The Book Connection
Thursday January 15 Steven Clark Bradley-Published Authors
Friday January 16 Steven Clark Bradley-Romance Writer & Reader
Friday January 16 Peter Jones-New Great Books
Monday January 19 Yasmin Coleman-Motivational Monday
Monday January 19 Steven Clark Bradley-Inspired Author
Monday January 19 Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201 - 3 pm EST-You can download the recording to listen after the show. Nikki Leigh - Blog Talk Radio
Tuesday January 20 Steven Clark Bradley - Xanga.com

Tuesday January 20
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