How Obama seized the narrative

By Evangeline Morphos – Obama’s personal story was so powerful, in fact, that he was able to vanquish a master of the narrative, Hilary Clinton. He skillfully defined himself as the brave, young combatant challenging a ruthless political machine.

Brash, bold and thrilling — Obama was the protagonist for a new American electorate. He reflected the character of a nation we wanted to be — diverse, young, hip and hopeful. Audacious.

Obama won the narrative because he fought for the presidency. It now looks as if he is willing to extend that clarity of intention into his second term. more>


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