So how did this unlikeliest of candidates do it? How did Obama utilize radically asymmetrical competition to shatter Washington's toxic, bitter 20th century status quo? The most critical part of the story is the organization Obama built.
"Online?!? This is going to be printed in the newspaper. I'm a proper news journalist," says Adam Smith of the Birmingham Mail. He may just be cutting and pasting from the BBC News website, by his own admission, but he claims to have wrapped his class cut and paste job in "some award-winning prose". Tip of the hat to Adam Tinworth for this truly shocking bit of video.