The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama: the 34 days that decided the election: Playbook 2012 (POLITICO Inside Election 2012) (Kindle Single)

The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama: the 34 days that decided the election: Playbook 2012 (POLITICO Inside Election 2012) (Kindle Single)


The fourth and ultimate publication in POLITICO’s Playbook 2012 series once more presents an unheard of minute-by-minute account of the race for the presidency. The finish of the Line follows President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney as their crusade groups move all-in to win within the severe ultimate weeks of the 2012 election.
 
From Mitt Romney’s “47 percentage” video to Clint Eastwood’s speech to an empty chair, the 2012 presidential crusade didn't lack for memorable moments. In The finish of the Line, POLITICO senior White residence reporter Glenn Thrush and senior political reporter Jonathan Martin chronicle each hairpin flip in a race that rejected the predictions of pundits and prognosticators.
 
whereas a few political observers thought of Barack Obama’s reelection faraway from a yes factor, the president and his staff remained resolute of their trust that they might be triumphant. In Boston, Mitt Romney’s advisers have been simply as convinced that their guy used to be headed for a smashing victory. in any case, just one of these perspectives will be verified by way of occasions. the result of this election was once by no means foreordained, although, and might finally be decided by means of applicants, 3 debates, and one thousand small yet serious strategic judgements.
 
With an eye fixed towards writing a “first draft of history,” Thrush and Martin record at the excessive inner debates over advert approach that outlined the parameters of the autumn campaign—including an important late-May determination through the Obama crusade that can have tipped the scales within the president’s prefer. they supply a behind-the-scenes examine the applicants’ debate practise classes, they usually exhibit why Romney’s crusade used to be so convinced they have been going to win.
 
The motion climaxes on election evening, because the opposing camps huddle nervously of their inn suites to watch for the decision of the electorate. The finish of the Line finds for the 1st time what the Obama mind belief really considered the agonizingly lengthy watch for Romney’s authentic concession—and what occurred after Obama placed the phone to his ear and heard the phrases “Hello, Mr. President, it’s Mitt Romney.”
 
not anyone may have envisioned the entire twists and turns of the 2012 election—and not anyone was once larger built to chronicle them than the POLITICO staff. The finish of the Line is frontline crusade reporting at its most interesting, meticulously said and compulsively readable.

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