A new book has been written by former Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe on Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. Let’s see what we learn from it:
1. Contrary to popular myth, big donors were responsible for Obama’s huge money advantage, not small donations from ordinary people given over the Internet. The latter story is the more appealing one, and was used to great effect during the campaign to make the point that Team Obama was in touch with Mr. and Mrs. America, and was able to bypass Mr. and Mrs. Moneybags as a consequence. Too bad it wasn’t even remotely true.
2. The President may well have himself a big ol’ fight with his Secretary of State–and her husband, the former President.
3. Joe Biden doesn’t know how to take a hint.
4. Ageism is apparently a perfectly acceptable campaign tactic.