The Atlantic's 2008 Presidential Election Campaign Supplement

An Atlantic chronicle of the campaign so far, with commentary by Joshua Green, Marc Ambinder, Ross Douthat, Matthew Yglesias, and others.
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Editors' Note
A campaign for the ages.

Rethinking 2008
by Marc Ambinder and Joshua Green
Can Obama rally the young? Is McCain still a maverick? Are the Clintons finished? Our experts challenge the assumptions that have shaped the campaign.

First Past the Post
A look back at how Atlantic bloggers have covered the election in real time

The Rising
by Matthew Yglesias
With demography on its side, the emerging Democratic majority is about to arrive.

Groundhog Day
by Ross Douthat
The GOP's future looks a lot like the Democratic Party's past—the question is, which past?

Schlock and Awe
by Marc Ambinder
Our election blogger's scrapbook: grilling pork, frisking suspects, spinning the press, and other Kodak moments from the campaign trail

History's Verdict
We called five historians and political scientists to ask them which presidential election this one most resembles. Here's what they said.

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