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Obama: Not JFK But Jackson

January 20, 2009

As I watched  Obama’s Inauguration Parade, I was caught by how this resembled Andrew Jackson’s Inauguration. Andrew Jackson was the “people candidate”. He was historical as the first president to not belong with the Virginia, gentleman, plantation owner, group. Some of you may remember my previous post last year about how the “Media for Obama” […]

Obama’s Campaign: Not JFK but Jackson

November 9, 2008

Watching the media coverage of this election, I was struck with the similarities between Andrew Jackson’s control of the newspapers (the main news source of the time) and Barack Obama’s dominance on the television. Andrew Jackson’s campaign built an amazing propaganda machine, getting many newspaper editors to support him and report his propaganda. Jackson’s competitors had no […]