By Staff of Newsweek, Evan Thomas
Considering 1984, Newsweek has been popular for its bright, in-depth distinct election assurance of the ordeal of working for the presidency. A yr earlier than the election, Newsweek assigns journalists to get contained in the campaigns of the Republican and Democratic applicants. Newsweek delivers to not post any info until eventually after the votes are solid, and in trade, the newshounds obtain amazing entry. They shuttle with the applicants, are there at an important turning issues and personal conferences, and discover tales now not coated in day by day reporting. during this booklet, a compelling narrative via Evan Thomas, Newsweek stocks the interior tales from some of the most interesting elections in fresh heritage, illuminating the personalities and occasions that motivated the end result, and taking inventory of the foremost gamers and key concerns for the recent management. it will be an soaking up learn for somebody drawn to American politics.
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Additional resources for A Long Time Coming, The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama
Clinton liked to describe her campaign as a “team of rivals,” borrowing from the title Doris Kearns Goodwin used for her book on Abraham Lincoln and his strong-willed and disputatious, but ultimately triumphant, Civil War cabinet. A top adviser may have more accurately captured the spirit of the Clinton campaign when remarking to a Newsweek reporter, “It was a terribly unpleasant place to work. You had seven people on a morning call, all of whom had tried to get someone else on the call fired, or knew someone on the call tried to get them fired.
He was disarming: “He wore his flaws like a badge of honor and jealously guards his demons,” recalled Carl Cameron, a Fox News reporter who had traveled many miles with him. qxd 12/2/08 12:59 PM Page 37 back from the dead able understatement. Who else was so open and accessible? ” But McCain’s closest friends knew a more complicated man, more human, not necessarily less heroic, but whose virtues were also his flaws. They observed his restlessness and noted that he seemed incapable of serenity, that he could never really relax (except, perhaps, to watch a football game).
By his own admission, he was not the sort of man you would hire for an insurgent-model candidacy of the kind McCain had run in 2000; his relevant experience was more appropriate to crushing that kind of campaign. McCain was never comfortable playing the front runner. ” McCain was ill suited to be the establishment’s man. He was suspect to the true believers on the right, the Rush Limbaugh “dittoheads” who regarded him as a RINO (Republican in Name Only). qxd 12/2/08 12:59 PM Page 34 “a long time coming” Kennedy, no less.
A Long Time Coming, The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama by Staff of Newsweek, Evan Thomas