Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album, for his audiobook version of his best-selling book The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.
Obama beat former US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, poet Maya Angelou and actor Alan Alda for the award. Clinton’s Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World and Carter’s Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World had been among the nominees.
Obama had earlier won a Grammy in 2005 in the same category for his autobiography Dreams of My Father.
If this happens, I will cite THIS MOMENT as the catalyst: When Barack Obama swept the primaries and won a Grammy in the same weekend.