By John Heilemann,Mark Halperin
In their runaway bestseller Game switch / Race of a Lifetime, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the complete drama of Barack Obama’s inconceivable, outstanding victory over the Clintons, John McCain and Sarah Palin. With an identical masterly reporting, remarkable entry, and narrative ability, Double Down picks up the tale within the Oval place of work, the place the president is beset by way of crises either inherited and unexpected – dealing with defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from electorate, disdain from the nation’s strong finance figures and disorder in the West Wing. As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican celebration, salivating over Obama’s political fragility, see an opportunity to strive against again regulate of the White apartment – and the rustic.
So how did the Republicans screw it up? How did Obama live on the onslaught and defy the predictions of a one-term presidency? Double Down follows the gaudy carnival of Republican contenders – formidable and unsuitable, recognized and notorious, charismatic and cartoonish – as Mitt Romney, the straitlaced, can-do, gaffe-prone multimillionaire from Massachusetts, scraped and scratched his option to the nomination, whereas Obama is noticeable storming out of a White apartment assembly along with his excessive command after accusing them of betrayal, and progressively reworking a demanding détente with invoice Clinton into political gold.
Double Down takes you into again rooms and closed-door conferences, laying naked the key background of the 2012 crusade in a breathtaking account of an election that used to be as tough fought because it used to be lastingly consequential.
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