Obama won by a large amount because George Bush was so unpopular and Sarah Palin scared most people. Whatever the merits of his position, Obama was the opposite of Bush. He was well-spoken with beautiful oratorical skills. There is no doubt the media favored him. His campaign was brilliant at branding. The Internet presence was awesome. Obama was well-read. I raised funds for him and campaigned for him because Of Obama. Unlike others, I did not believe he could walk on water. His Pepsodent smile meant nothing.