Sunday, January 6, 2008

The LA Times Touts Barak Obama Victory

Wallsten reports the stunning upset engineered by Barack Obama in the Iowa caucuses, tracing how a man who "just three years ago held an office no higher than a state legislator" beat more entrenched, moneyed Democrats. Wallsten tells how independent and first-time voters were drawn to Obama and how the sentiment for change propelled Obama forward. Obama was also strong with traditional Democrats, splitting the vote among them with Hillary Clinton. Wallsten describes Obama's win as a "rebuke" to the Clinton campaign and a bad omen for candidate John Edwards, who failed to pull the expected support from his base.
in Los Angeles Times by Peter Wallsten, 4 January 2008
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