In part six, I simply have a list of reasons why Obama won this election.
- When McCain took the low road with trivial negativity, Obama never slung mud back, he simply continued on the high road – very under control
- The negative ads by Obama that were run, were about the issues not about someone the other one associated with – We all have associated with people that others wouldn’t approve of, but it doesn’t define us or our character!
- Obama was all about the politics of hope and change; McCain, the politics of fear, especially at the end of this campaign.
- Barack Obama excited young voters – 60-70% of young voters supported Obama.
- Obama was the first black candidate for president, but didn’t run as the ‘black candidate’. That’s the difference between him and Jesse Jackson.
- Offering a drastic change from the Bush Administration and was successful in tying McCain to Bush by mentioned the number of times McCain voted with Bush (over 90%)
- McCain’s lack of judgement in choosing a VP candidate. It showed that McCain couldn’t make smart decisions.
- McCain’s age – We all know, we were thinking in the back of our minds: What if he dies in office and Sarah Palin takes over – does she have what it takes?
- A unified Obama campaign never had internal blowups or controversy
- People are drawn to exciting and hopeful candidates, not ones that are on the attack at all times and bring up things that aren’t related to the real issues.
- Online Campaigning – Obama’s various websites that I mentioned in part 5, the organization, design/layout of his website and how the web was use to organize Obama rallies and events through social networking.
We are all wondering how Presedent-Elect Barack Obama will utilize the web in his presidency. One hint is a website that was launched today: www.change.gov I’m hoping for periodic email updates from a President Obama, similar to how his campaign was.