Barack Obama's candidacy, win or lose, is destined for the history books. He is writing the blueprint for Democrats challenging the powers and principalities of the party machinery.
- Raise money big & small! The $ 32 million he raised in January is amazing considering the amount of small donors. Not to mention the amount of total donors since the beginning of the campaign, 300,000+.
- Build a non-traditional coalition: Upscale liberals, Black & Young Voters. This is something Bill Bradley couldn't do in 2000.
- Play to your strengths: Charisma, Freshness & Relevance. He's so damn charismatic compared the stale politics we've grown accustomed to. He's a fresh face is a roomful of familiar ones. He's hip, relevant and speaks in a language people can relate to, a language that people have been waiting to hear a politician speak in.
- Make your weakness a strength: He's playing his lack of national political experience like Jimi Hendrix on an electric guitar.
Can you dig it?