A Minimum Winning Coalition

The 2008 Presidential Election from a Historical Perspective
  • Baodong Liu


Ever since his high school years, Barack Obama has always been able to find a special joy in playing basketball. Even during the heated 2008 campaign, Obama tried to find opportunities to play. He willingly exhibited his basketball skill to the public. CNN asked the legendary basketball superstar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, to comment on what would be the best position for Obama to play on the basketball court.


Presidential Election Democratic Party Winning Coalition Republican Party Democratic Candidate 
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    Earvin “Magic” Johnson, interview by John King, CNN, February 15, 2009, before the 2009 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, Arizona.Google Scholar

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