Admit it: As much as you profess to be relieved that the election is finally over, you’re going to miss it when it’s gone. Here are a few of Slate’s best political articles from the 2008 election to stir the memories.
“Obama’s New Rules: In the past 10 days, he has turned American politics upside down,” by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Oct. 26, 2006.
“Barack Star: Following Obama through New Hampshire,” by John Dickerson. Posted Dec. 11, 2006.
“Obama Is Google, McCain Is GM: Presidential candidates as stocks,” by Daniel Gross. Posted April 21, 2007.
“McCain and Obama: How the front-runners are alike,” by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Jan. 7, 2008.
“The Baby Primary: Can I get my 5-month-old daughter photographed with every presidential candidate?” by Darren Garnick. Posted Jan. 7, 2008.
“Confessions of a Young Hillary Supporter: Or, how I became the loneliest man on campus,” by Alex Joseph. Posted Feb. 4, 2008.
“It’s Not You, It’s Me: Letter from a young, hip, cynical former Obamamaniac,” by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Feb. 14, 2008.
“How Obama Does That Thing He Does: A professor of rhetoric cracks the candidate’s code,” by Jack Shafer. Posted Feb. 14, 2008.
“Taking Offense Is the Best Offense: How umbrage has become this year’s hottest campaign tactic,” by John Dickerson. Posted Feb. 25, 2008.
“Bugs Bunny vs. Daffy Duck: Why voters always choose the wascally wabbit for president,” by Jeff Greenfield. Posted March 4, 2008
“The Tall Tale of Tuzla: Hillary Clinton’s Bosnian misadventure should disqualify her from the presidency, but the airport landing is the least of it,” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted March 31, 2008.
“The Great McCain Story You’ve Probably Forgotten: What an old anecdote about Mo Udall in the hospital reveals about McCain’s character,” by Michael Lewis. Posted April 9, 2008.
“Drop Out, Obama: Clinton won’t drop out, so Obama might as well,” by Chris Wilson. Posted April 24, 2008.
“Did McCain Create an HDTV Monster? The technology he helped bring to market could kill his candidacy,” by Timothy Noah. Posted May 19, 2008.
“We Need To Talk: Looking for some way to repair the feminist gender rift,” by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted June 7, 2008.
“The Untouchable: Why nothing the press throws at Obama sticks,” by Jack Shafer. Posted July 29, 2008.
“Tuesday With Lanny: A day in the life of Hillary Clinton’s biggest fan,” by Christopher Beam. Posted Aug. 27, 2008.
“Go on Without Me: Hillary Clinton throws almost everything behind Barack Obama,” by John Dickerson. Posted Aug. 27, 2008.
“Questions for a Superhuman Mom: The complicated business of judging Sarah Palin,
by Emily Bazelon and Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Sept. 2, 2008.
“Blogette Girl: The shrewdly constructed persona of Meghan McCain,” by Noreen Malone. Posted Sept. 16, 2008.
“The New Complacency: Democrats relearn how to take the presidency for granted,” by Timothy Noah. Posted Oct. 7, 2008
“Vote for Obama: McCain lacks the character and temperament to be president. And Palin is simply a disgrace,” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Oct. 13, 2008.
“Stolen Elections—as American as Apple Pie: Dissecting John McCain’s hyperbole about voter fraud,” by Jack Shafer. Posted Oct. 21, 2008
From Slate V
“Hillary’s Inner Tracy Flick,” posted Jan. 14, 2008.
“Mitt’s Wonder Year,” posted Feb. 8, 2008.
“The Democratic Race in Seven Minutes,” posted May 1, 2008
“Leave Barack Alone!” posted Aug. 1, 2008.