If you have been involved in grassroots electoral campaigning, reading Rasmus Kleis Nielsen’s study of the grassroots part of two Democrat campaigns from the 2008 Congressional elections in the US is likely to produce a mix of two responses. … Read the full post »
Read my posts about Barack Obama, the Democrat and first black man elected President of the USA in 2008. Joe Biden was his Vice President.
He and Biden were re-elected for a second and final term in 2012.
A post which delivers on what the headline promised: a photograph of that Barack Obama, with a jar of paperclips. … Read the full post »
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Barack Obama. He’s come to save the day. … Read the full post »
The views of Obama 2012 Deputy Campaign Manager Jen O’Malley Dillon about what matters in campaigning are still very relevant. … Read the full post »
‘No’ is a brilliant film about the 1988 Chile referendum: “the true story of Chile’s ‘Mad Men’ who fought a dictator with happiness”. … Read the full post »
An excellent dissection of political campaign ads work, starting with some lessons from Alfred Hitchcock. … Read the full post »
For years the American public disapproved of Obamacare. Until the details of abolishing it started being assembled. Then public opinion moved sharply. A lesson perhaps for Brexit… … Read the full post »
Daniel Kreiss’s Taking our country back looks at how Democrats first learned how to build digitally savvy election campaigns from scratch and then – crucially – learned how to institutionalise the technology and data. … Read the full post »
Shortly after the Conservative Party won its fourth general election in a row in 1992, a symposium met to consider the question of whether Britain – formerly a country with regularly rotating government between the two main parties – was turning into a political version of Japan. … Read the full post »
JibJab’s musical romp through the 2008 US Presidential election. Enjoy! … Read the full post »