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Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
     

Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America

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by Dan Balz
 

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ISBN-10: 0670025941

ISBN-13: 2900670025946

Pub. Date: 08/06/2013

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race

Four years ago, a bright young  presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a theme of hope and change, and made history. Today, he finds himself in another

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From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race

Four years ago, a bright young  presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a theme of hope and change, and made history. Today, he finds himself in another bitter, divisive presidential race but without the buzzwords. Instead, an embattled president struggles with a dysfunctionally divided Congress, the controversial healthcare bill, a decade-long war, and a stagnant economy.

Obama’s Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, former corporate tycoon and former governor of Massachusetts,  faces his own controversies in the form of vague policies, fluctuating positions, and questions about his business practices in the private sector. Romney’s personal fortune and business background seemed at odds with the Republican base until he named Wisconsin congressman, Tea Party darling and fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Using sources deep inside both campaigns and on the campaign trail through primary and battleground states, Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz writes with a keen political mind and a seasoned reporter’s ear. He traces the highs and lows of the Obama presidency as well as the ruthless Republican primary as both laid the groundwork for one of the most crucial, contentious elections of our time. Collision 2012 puts the race for the White House in context and explores just what the election means for the future of the democratic process and America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900670025946
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

To the Reader xiii

Contrasts 1

Book 1 The Pivot

1 On the Cusp of History 11

2 Obama and Romney 22

3 Under Siege 35

4 Message for the Middle Class 51

5 Fall Offensive 60

6 Building the Army 74

Book 2 The Republicans

7 Mapping the Race 87

8 The Apocalypse Party 100

9 The First Primary 106

10 Chris Christie's Story 118

11 First Casualty 127

12 Candidate "Oops" 143

13 Strange Interlude 159

14 Mitt's Moment 168

15 The Gingrich Resurrection 185

16 The Empire Strikes Back 197

17 Santorum's Challenge 209

18 Etch A Sketch 226

Book 3 The Choice

19 The New America 239

20 Defining Battle 246

21 The Running Mate 263

22 Bill Clinton and the Empty Chair 279

23 The 47 Percent Solution 293

24 Debacle in Denver 301

25 Ohio and the Path to 270 318

26 The Vote 328

27 Romney's Take 339

Epilogue: Into the Future 349

Acknowledgments 355

Notes and Sources 359

Index 365

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Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
winonakid More than 1 year ago
A great read! Unbiased, well researched, and very well written.
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152510nuns More than 1 year ago
What a riveting book! I am not finished with it yet and I cannot put it down. Everything you ever wanted to know about behind the scenes during the election season is in this book. A must read for all political junkies!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A political junkie's candy.
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Very detail . I could not stop reading.
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Great read
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