In just a few years, Sen. Barack Obama went from an obscure state legislator in Illinois to the nation’s first African-American Commander in Chief. Thanks to an innovative campaign that mobilized a massive grassroots organization of volunteers and donors, Obama would best more seasoned politicians, like Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain, on the way to becoming the 44th President of the United States. Is his effort the best-run presidential campaign ever?
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