A Look Back at Obama 2008 (Part 2)
As Republican campaigns move into the final stretch, the pressure inside will dramatically increase. For us at 2008 Obama for America, the temperature clearly shot up as we headed into October. Rising anxiety levels were intensified by the realization that we were just over a dozen weeks from Iowa. We'd staked everything as a campaign on that state and our staff was keenly aware that a loss there might also mean sudden and abrupt unemployment. The reality of the risk that each of us had individually assumed was now staring directly at us. Our staff had endured great hardship, long hours, and in many cases, family angst. What all of us had once excitedly pursued as a dream we realized could potentially become a tragedy.