Hello Everyone,

During my 45th Amherst College reunion, two classmates, Terry Segal and Jesse Brill, and I talked about our front line experiences during the presidential primary and general elections.

If you click on this link, you will be able to watch our panel presentation: https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/reunion/multimedia/2009/how_obama_won/

During the first 2 ½ minutes, Terry tells about going to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, his fifth, having never heard of Barack Obama, and how he was blown away by Obama’s speech.

My principal part follows for the next 20 minutes, with Jesse then talking about his extensive work to combat excessive executive compensation. Q&A follows.

Two attachments to this email include the two documents I reference in my presentation. I should also point out that, near the end of my initial remarks, I make some observations about the latter stages of the campaign, saying “Pledged Delegates”, when I mean “Super Delegates”. That soon becomes clearer.

I hope you enjoy this summary of the campaign, delivered in a different format.

Please, as always, pass it along.


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adobe pdf file Attachment: Learning the Process – Chap. #1 – “Baseball Rules”


adobe pdf file Attachment: Delegate Count


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