Nate Silver reverse engineers the Gallup tracker and finds that the night of Bill Clinton’s speech, Obama received a 10 POINT bump.
Nate says it was the pivotal moment of the conventions and perhaps the campaign so far.
Now let us remember what Charles Krauthammer said on Fox the night of the speech:
“a giant swing and a miss. I think he struck out on this… I don’t think it would move the needle whatsoever.”
When Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Phillis Wheatley and other enslaved black people wrote their books in the 19th century, it was necessary for a white person to co-sign on their work—in the form of a prologue—in order to legitimize and publish it. If you think a damn thing has changed, I humbly submit the following.
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