Obama has undoubtedly built a social movement – a coalition for change – a community of support around something like a purpose idea (yes, I know I owe Hugh a definitive explanation post of this idea, but most readers will know what I mean by this term, I think).
Let’s imagine that Obama wins the Democratic nomination and then goes on to the White House (of course, I could be wrong about either of these but WTF…).
What happens next? What happens when the keys to the Oval office are on Mr Obama’s own keychain?
The trouble is that any community built around purpose will soon unravel unless you’re able to create feedback to show how the purpose is being achieved.
Here’s one man’s thoughts. Not far off, I reckon.