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Shows how Obama really drove voters to the box
on January 17, 2010
For a none American this book confirmed my worst fears about the popularist circus that has become The US Presidential Election. If you like Obama and think he won the election because he's different, don't read this book. It is however, a fascination look at how the Obama machine managed to use social media to it's maximum effect, learning from the mistakes of their predecessors. This is an excellent book for marketers and businesses who want to learn how to use new media to drive people their way.
Be wary however of some grossly lacking editing (the book is riddled with mistakes, even in some headings). It also degrades into a juvenile high-school-journal-feel in the second half so if time is precious just rip through the first. It's an easy read if you accept the errors.