20 June 2008

How Obama reinvented campaign finance

Barack Obama is the first major candidate to decline participation in the public financing system for presidential campaigns. He’s found a more effective way to raise money – by leveraging the power of the American people through online Social Networks. Get the pdf version here.

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Ef Rodriguez said...

Hooray for a candidate who grasps the power of online crowdsourcing.

chris morgan said...

The real beauty of this is what's lost--unethical allegiance to a rich corporation.

Cindy said...

I really like the flow of the document, but -at first- it was confusing to distinguish each campaign year (the circles) from the others.

While I understand it's important to keep the color within the document consistent, it might be more clear to have the election years distinguished from each other in some way.

I don't quite know what the distinguishing element should be, but could you have the 2000 contributions in a lighter shade of the green? Then the 2004 circles could be slightly brighter, then the numbers for this year would be kept the color they are now.

I am new to this blog, so if this is not an appropriate post, my apologies.

dave said...

Hi Cindy,

It's perfectly appropriate! I have forwarded your thoughts to Sharon Henry, the XPLANE Creative Director who put this together.

And thanks for your input!