The best way to win back trust in modern politics

Political division may be growing, but it gives hope that people can still meet in the middle

4th September, 2016
Barack Obama and his campaign team were excellent at sending emails PIc: Getty

As his campaign to become US president neared its conclusion, in late October 2008, Barack Obama emailed me. “Colin,” he wrote, “I know you’ve been asked to do a lot. But I’m asking you to remember what’s at stake for our country.” And then he asked me for $5.

Those fivers added up – to roughly $400 million. In 2008, Obama set records for online and total...

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