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Obama's Last Stand: Politico Playbook 2012 [NOOK Book]

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A series of four instant eBooks on the 2012 presidential election, POLITICO’s Playbook 2012 provides an unprecedented real-time account of the race for the White House. The third edition, Obama’s Last Stand, follows the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama as it struggles to find the winning formula in a political landscape that has changed dramatically since his history-making victory in 2008.
 
Though battered and bruised after ...
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Overview

A series of four instant eBooks on the 2012 presidential election, POLITICO’s Playbook 2012 provides an unprecedented real-time account of the race for the White House. The third edition, Obama’s Last Stand, follows the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama as it struggles to find the winning formula in a political landscape that has changed dramatically since his history-making victory in 2008.
 
Though battered and bruised after nearly four years in office, Barack Obama remains the most competitive player on the field in American politics today. In Obama’s Last Stand, POLITICO White House correspondent Glenn Thrush chronicles the efforts of the president and his team to secure a second term in the face of a determined opposition, unfavorable economic headwinds, and a series of missteps by his own team.
 
This is a revealing portrait of the president at the most precarious moment in his political life, with insights and anecdotes drawn straight from the notebook of one of the most perceptive reporters in America. The trash-talking schoolyard athlete in Obama is very much in evidence, especially when he speaks caustically about his Republican rivals, including the man he thinks is trying to steal his legacy, Mitt Romney.
 
Yet apart from Romney and the uncertain economy, Obama’s greatest obstacle on the road to reelection may be Obama 2008. He and his team of talented advisers must try to reconcile their nostalgia for that once-in-a-lifetime campaign with the realities of an election fundamentally altered by the advent of super PACs and the evaporation of Obama’s superstar popularity. That challenge has led a campaign operation that once prided itself on flawless execution of strategy to commit several of the most dangerous unforced errors of Obama’s political career.
 
Yet the game is far from over. If Obama is sometimes his own worst enemy, he also has the talent and drive to reclaim this race. Spurred on by the realistic prospect of losing, and growing ever more impatient with the foibles of his campaign staff, Obama the competitor is gearing up for the most critical fourth quarter of his career. This is the story of the last stand that will either cement his legacy forever—or consign him to a roster of once-promising one-term presidents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679645092
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/20/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 60
  • Sales rank: 765,521
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Glenn Thrush is POLITICO’s senior White House reporter and the leader of the team that won the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Merriman Smith Award for deadline reporting on the presidency. Before that, he ran the site’s Hill blog and spent five years with Newsday—the last three in Washington following Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York, and The New York Observer. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife, Diane Webber, and twin sons, Nathaniel and Charles.
 
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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  • Posted September 1, 2012

    A behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 campaign as it unfolds,

    A behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 campaign as it unfolds, this ebook reveals new details about each candidate's personality. You'll learn about the president's fierce competitive streak and get new details about how he had to announce his shift on marriage equality earlier than planned. A good read for political junkies who want to learn how the presidential campaign sausage gets made.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Keep it real

    Let's hope there are enough intelligent people out there who get their facts straight before speaking. Keeping that in mind Let's not forget what president got us into the mess President Obama got dumped with when he took office. Did you really think everything could be fixed in four Years? Let's be realistic.

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    !

    Lets hope and pray this mslim isvoted out of office before he completely bankrupts the usa

    4 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    A very revealing publication

    This book provides an authoritative description of the inner workings of a political campaign and its execution. Even though it's about a current event it is well worth reading if you are the least bit curious about the nature of political maneuvering and strategy. It is kind of like watching sausage being made!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Good Read

    I learned alot from this book. Never know how true it is but it was an interesting book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Nice

    Nice

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Quite blaming Bush!

    When is he ever going to take responsibility for the things he has done horribly wrong? I have never heard him do this. Come on already it' s been 4 yrs!!! He has almost ruined our.country in that time. Whats it going to look like in another 4 yrs??? He was taught by his mentors who were socialists, communists ,muslims, and marxsists!!! Look at all his broken promises. He said when he ran in 2008 he would be a 1 term president if he did not fulfill them and he has not!!! So why did he even run?

    1 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    REALISTIC?

    The book stretches the nobama cool aid-whether we assess him on his broken promises (he still made them even when he was aware of the fiscal mess he "inherited") and still broke them-or whether we assess him on his ultra liberal social grandstanding & flip-flopping-HE IS STILL A LIAR AND AN AMORAL DECEIVER-JUST A VERY GOOD MANIPULATOR & DUNG THROWER!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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