How Obama Got Elected [VIDEO] General by Joel Wagner - November 18, 2008July 1, 20109 If nothing else, this is a thought-provoking video. Perhaps a bit off-topic, in fact, I'm not even posting this to raise a political conversation. However, I would be interested in hearing from some of the social studies teachers out there. What kinds of things have you done to help your students overcome the ignorance of facts that these twelve interviewees demonstrate? UPDATE 11-30-08 Great comments so far. As I said, this was not presented as a political commentary, but rather a springboard for discussion on teaching critical-thinking and research skills in a social studies context. I want to be fair and provide this link to Flunking the Electoral College for further look (and perhaps a bit less biased study).