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The Threats They Didn't See

March 07, 2024

On June 7th, 2008, Hillary Clinton suspended her first campaign for president, conceding the Democratic primary to Barack Obama. Obama’s nomination was historic, his eventual victory in the general election even more so. But his triumph over Clinton was also shocking—Clinton had begun the primary campaign as a clear favorite against Obama and the rest of the Democratic candidates. So how did Hillary Clinton go from the consensus favorite to dropping out after a long, brutal primary campaign? Read the entire article The Threats They Didn’t See: A New Look Behind the Scenes of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. This article, by the Roper Center's  Warren J. Mitofsky Research Fellow Aaron Childree, is a dive into the Roper Center/George Washington University/GW Libraries spotlight Mark Penn polling collection.