Obama’s Illinois speech and the limits of his legacy.
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September 11, 20188 min read, 1582 words

Obama’s Illinois speech and the limits of his legacy.Obama’s Illinois speech and the limits of his legacy.

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Published: September 11, 2018  |  8 min read, 1582 words
Since the end of World War II, an informal rule has existed in American politics: Ex-presidents don’t play partisan against their successors. Truman didn’t campaign against Eisenhower; Eisenhower didn’t speak out against Kennedy; Johnson left the game under Nixon; Carter left Rea...
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September 11, 2018
A nuanced critique of Obama's speech, with detailed focus on his get out the vote message of civic duty. The article contrasts Obama's shaming people to "just do it", with progressive candidates today's efforts at tracking down, registering, and motivating these challenged citizens to be registered, willing, and able to vote in competitive states.
September 11, 2018
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