He was the least qualified among the major the contenders.
Edwards, with 4 years in elected office was more qualified than Obama with 12? Really? Obama had more years in elected office than either Edwards or Clinton so out of the big three Obama was the most experienced.
The media shielded him from many legitimate criticisms.
Like whether he wasn't black enough for black people or too black for white people and "plagiarism" and Ayers and Wright and his being "elitist" and inexperienced? Like that?
His base supported him because of identity politics.
And this is where it becomes obvious you have no fucking clue what you're talking about.