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Barack Obama Victory Speech (YouTube Video)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Friday, January 4, 2008
16 years ago3,525 views

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqoFwZUp5vc

In Iowa:
Barack Obama 940 38%
John Edwards 744 30%
Hillary Clinton 737 29%
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21229206/?youknowimright

It does not yet mean Obama will win the nomination for Presidential candidate, though if I understand US politics right it increased the chances...

What's the "Iowa Caucus"? Wikipedia writes:
<<Since 1972, the Iowa caucus has been the first major electoral event of the nominating process for President of the United States. Although only about one percent of the nation's delegates are chosen by the Iowa state convention, the initial caucus has served as an early indication of which candidates for President might win the nomination of their political party at that party's national convention.>>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_caucus

On this victory, Time writes:
<<That day has now come, at the highest level of American politics. A black man with a dangerous-sounding foreign name trounced his opponents in the nearly all-white state of Iowa. And he did so because, after spending months getting to know him, the people of Iowa stopped seeing his color and began to admire his character. In an election where the word "change" became an almost meaningless talisman, Iowa's triumph over race is a message to the world about the real nature of America — and a ratification of Obama's belief that this will be an election year where everything is on the table, where all the conventional wisdom can be tossed aside, where anything, including decency, is possible.

It was a night that was historic in ways large and small. The sheer size of the Democratic turnout — 236,000 people, nearly twice as many as 2004 — distorted the caucus process. (...)

The size of the turnout was driven by young people, who supposedly never turn out — and by independents, and Republicans who crossed over, and by people who never had attended caucuses before but figured that this year political participation was, for once, mandatory.>>
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1700132,00.html

Wonder if the "young people" part has anything to do with building an opinion via the internet (social news sites etc.).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Here are some screenshots from various news sites (you can change the file extension to png to see large versions):

http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/1.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/2.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/3.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/4.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/5.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/6.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/7.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/8.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/9.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/10.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/11.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/12.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/13.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/14.jpg
http://blogoscoped.com/files/iowa-results/15.jpg

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Love the New York Post frontpage. Thats pretty funny. Are you going to track the results from each caucus? Also, did you use an automated app to take screenshots of all of those sites or was that all manual?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

One more screenshot for you:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2095/2165150709_83366acca1_o.jpg

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

No those screenshots were handmade...
I also made some in 2004:
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2004_11_03_index.html

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