When the O-Jays sang their hit song "Give the People What They Want" in 1975, they could have had no idea that thirty-three years later it would become one of the theme songs for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The sentiment resonates as strongly now as it did then. As any political leader knows, the challenge is to determine just what the people want, and then to have the resources, means, and will to deliver it.
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