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 serious 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 condo reporter Glenn Thrush and senior political reporter Jonathan Martin chronicle each hairpin flip in a race that confounded the predictions of pundits and prognosticators.
 
whereas a few political observers thought of Barack Obama’s reelection faraway from a certain 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 was once headed for a smashing victory. finally, just one of these perspectives will be proven through occasions. the end result of this election was once by no means foreordained, although, and may eventually be decided via applicants, 3 debates, and 1000 small yet serious strategic judgements.
 
With a watch towards writing a “first draft of history,” Thrush and Martin file at the severe inner debates over advert method that outlined the parameters of the autumn campaign—including an important late-May determination by way of the Obama crusade which could have tipped the scales within the president’s prefer. they supply a behind-the-scenes examine the applicants’ debate instruction classes, they usually display why Romney’s crusade was once 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 anticipate the decision of the electorate. The finish of the Line unearths for the 1st time what the Obama mind belief really considered the agonizingly lengthy look forward to Romney’s reliable concession—and what occurred after Obama positioned the phone to his ear and heard the phrases “Hello, Mr. President, it’s Mitt Romney.”
 
not anyone can have envisioned the entire twists and turns of the 2012 election—and not anyone was once greater 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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