By Chuck Todd
This designated evaluate and research of the result of Barack Obama’s ancient 2008 presidential win gives us the interior state-by-state advisor to how Obama accomplished his victory, and permits us to determine the place the rustic stood 4 years ago.
Although a lot has replaced within the approximately 4 years since, How Barack Obama gained remains the basic advisor to Obama’s electoral strengths and provides vital viewpoint on his 2012 bid.
The votes in each one country for Obama and McCain are damaged down through percent in line with gender, age, race, celebration, spiritual association, schooling, family source of revenue, measurement of urban, and in response to perspectives in regards to the most vital concerns (the economic system, terrorism, Iraq, strength, healthcare), the way forward for the economic system (worried, no longer anxious) and the battle in Iraq (approve, disapprove).
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When my wife was ill, he made sure that she was in his prayers. I like to think the reason the Bills are doing much better this year is that Tim is looking out for them. A personal note from Chuck Todd I may be the polar opposite of Sheldon in that I may have known Tim for less time than anyone else at NBC News, the short 15 months I spent working with him. And yet, the fact that I got to work so closely with him during this campaign, spent time on the campaign trail with him, had him let me in on the joke that is this business sometimes, is 15 months I’d never trade for the world.
For example, 74% of Republicans, 66% of conservatives, and 62% of white Evangelicals thought Palin was qualified to be president. She may have helped shore up the Republican base, but she made it far more difficult for McCain to broaden his appeal. Outside of core Republican groups, Palin’s standing was weak. Sixty-four percent of Independents believed her to be unqualified, as did college graduates. Even voters who say they favored Hillary Clinton over Obama as the Democratic nominee, a group some Republicans expected to defect to McCain because of his inclusion of a woman on the ticket, were not enthusiastic about Palin’s qualifications.
That was when she’d be into her second term as senator and when the field would be cleared of an incumbent president. This country rarely fires presidents after one term. It’s happened just three times in the last 100 years. The long march of the Hillary Clinton candidacy shaped much of the presidential fields for both parties. The Republicans who announced in 2008 all made their cases within the framework of challenging Hillary. In fact, it was Hillary’s presence on the Democratic side that gave Rudy Giuliani the opportunity to be taken seriously by Republicans as a 2008 presidential candidate.