The Year of Obama How Barack Obama Won the White House

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-04-06
  • Publisher: Pearson

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In 2008, Americans stunned the world-and themselves. Overcoming centuries of racial prejudice, they elected their first African-American president.

Author Biography

Larry J. Sabato is the founder and director of the Center for Politics and the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. He is author of more than twenty books including Feeding Frenzy: Attack Journalism American Politics, The Sixth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency, and A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Conventions: The Contemporary Significance of a Great American Institutionp. 1
The Election of Our Lifetimep. 33
From Republican "Lock" to Republican "Lockout"?p. 77
The 2008 Presidential Election: How Obama Won and What It Meansp. 91
The Congressional and Gubernatorial Contestsp. 115
The Impact of Federal Election Laws on the 2008 Presidential Electionp. 149
Media in the 2008 Election: 21st Century Campaigan, Same Old Storyp. 167
No Laughing Matter: The Role of New Media in the 2008 Electionp. 187
Game-Changers: New Technology and the 2008 Presidential Electionp. 205
The Nominating Process in 2008: A Look Inside the Rube Goldberg. Did the Rules Decide?p. 231
Conclusion: Presidential Election 2008: An Amazing Race, So What's Next?p. 261
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