Inside the Circus: Politico Playbook 2012

Inside the Circus: Politico Playbook 2012

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by Mike Allen
     
 

Two of America’s most perceptive political reporters join forces for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the race for the White House in POLITICO’s Playbook 2012, a series of four instant digital books on the 2012 presidential election. The second edition, Inside the Circus, pulls back the curtain on the pursuit of the Republican

Overview

Two of America’s most perceptive political reporters join forces for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the race for the White House in POLITICO’s Playbook 2012, a series of four instant digital books on the 2012 presidential election. The second edition, Inside the Circus, pulls back the curtain on the pursuit of the Republican nomination, as operatives jockey for position and strategists vie to fashion a message that can win over all factions of the fractious GOP.
 
Over the course of a long winter and into the spring, the contest for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination gathered steam and bubbled over with drama. At times it seemed more like a soap opera or reality show than a political campaign. Inside the Circus, the latest real-time digital dispatch from acclaimed political correspondent Mike Allen and award-winning journalist and author Evan Thomas, chronicles each turn in this endlessly surprising race with reporting straight from the campaign war rooms of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and the other GOP contenders.
 
What was the thinking inside the Romney brain trust as what was once expected to be an easy ride to the nomination turned into what some have called a “long slog”? How did Newt Gingrich throw the preternaturally poised Romney off his game in South Carolina—and who convinced the former Massachusetts governor it was time to start punching back? Why were the other campaigns caught flat-footed by the rise of Rick Santorum and what does his unlikely ascent mean for the prospect of a brokered convention? From the Iowa caucuses to Super Tuesday and beyond, Allen and Thomas answer all the questions the headlines, polls, and delegate counts can’t address. The stakes are high, the plotlines are still unfolding, and Inside the Circus is your fly-on-the-wall guide to the most fascinating Republican presidential race in recent memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679645085
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
637,454
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Allen is the chief White House correspondent for POLITICO and the author of the renowned daily political tip sheet, POLITICO Playbook. Previously, he served as White House correspondent for Time and spent six years at The Washington Post, where he covered President Bush’s first term, Capitol Hill, campaign finance, and the Bush, Gore, and Bradley campaigns of 2000.
 
Evan Thomas is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestsellers John Paul Jones and Sea of Thunder. He was an editor and writer for Time from 1977 to 1986 and for Newsweek from 1986 to 2010. In 1999 he won a National Magazine Award for his writing on the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He is currently Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton and a regular panelist on the syndicated public affairs TV show Inside Washington.
 
POLITICO is a nonpartisan, Washington-based political journalism organization that serves as the one-stop shop for the fastest, deepest coverage of the president, Congress, and the 2012 presidential race. POLITICO’s journalists break news and drive conversation about the White House, Capitol Hill, and Washington lobbying, plus the intersection of politics with Wall Street, the media, and personalities.

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Inside the Circus: Politico Playbook 2012 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting look behind the curtain. Can't wait for another one!
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Maxfli67 More than 1 year ago
The Making of the President this ain't. What we have here is at best what a 9th grade civics essay would look like. No real political insight and little literary content. Just like politics in 2012, political journalism in on the way down.