“He built a grassroots machine of two million supporters eager to fight for change. Then he let it die.”
This is the untold story of Obama’s biggest mistake—and how it paved the way for Trump.”
Obama joins volunteers in Brighton, Colorado, a week before Election Day in 2008. He had built an unprecedented army of foot soldiers, but the future of his campaign machine was still uncertain.
The idea was audacious: What if Obama could become not only the first black president, but the first president to organize an enduring grassroots movement?”
But he let it fall apart.
Read it all at the New Republic