Grammy Tops Off Obama’s Winning Weekend
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
Maine caucus-goers and Grammy voters gave Barack Obama two more wins on Sunday, rounding out a weekend of victories in four states with the Grammy trophy for best spoken word album for his recording of “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.” Here’s the kicker: Obama beat out former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for the Grammy—although Carter and Clinton, as well as Obama’s currrent rival Hillary Clinton, have taken home that particular prize before.
Clinton was nominated for his book “Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World” and Carter for “Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World.” Also nominated was Maya Angelou and Alan Alda.
Sens. Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are battling for the Democratic nomination for president; both have won key states, though Obama has the most recent wins, capturing the Louisiana primary and caucuses in Nebraska and Washington state on Saturday.