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Ram Guha on US elections: two conclusions

November 9, 2008

Here is Ram Guha about his recent visit to US during the presidential election campaign:

The first conclusion was that this was probably the most participatory election in the history of democracy.

My second conclusion was that while for many of his supporters and opponents, the colour of Obama’s skin was highly relevant, he succeeded precisely because it seemed to be irrelevant to himself, and because in time he made it irrelevant to the vast majority of uncommitted voters.

There is more in the piece; take a look!