Essay about Presidential Election Of President Obama

1031 Words Dec 11th, 2014 5 Pages
Quinn Murphy
PO 131
Prof. Brown
11/20/14
Election of President Obama President Obama was a long shot in the Democratic primary, but his successful campaigning led to the historic event of being the first person of African American decent to become the President of the United States of America. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or an independent, what President Obama accomplished in 2008 was an example of true beauty American politics. Many people wrote off Barack Obama as a person who could never gain enough support to rise to the position of President of the United States of America. Americans were drawn to President Obama because of his likability, firm stances on political issues, and dedication to American ideals. The unlikely story of a black senator from Illinois becoming President became a reality in 2008 through the time-tested political process of the United States. A successful campaign requires many factors and as proven in 2008, those factors can be found in many forms. To start, a candidate must have a loyal base of support. President Obama spent much of his time leading up to the 2008 primary elections solidifying his support in Illinois. As he extended his campaign in 2008, he was able to solidify his support in many democratic states. As shown in HBO’s 2009 documentary “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama”, President Obama had constituents that passionately supported him. Likeability of a candidate is very important to voters. To successfully…

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