By Obama, Barack; Romney, Mitt; Romney, Mitt; Balz, Daniel J.; Obama, Barack
-- The conflict for the USA 2008 4 years in the past, a shiny younger presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a subject of wish and alter, and made background. this present day, he unearths himself in one other sour, divisive presidential race yet with no the buzzwords. in its place, an embattled president struggles with a dysfunctionally divided Congress, the debatable healthcare invoice, a decade-long conflict, and a stagnant economic system. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, former company multi-millionaire and previous governor of Massachusetts, faces his personal controversies within the type of imprecise regulations, fluctuating positions, and questions on his enterprise practices within the deepest zone. Romney's own fortune and enterprise heritage appeared at odds with the Republican base till he named Wisconsin congressman, Tea get together darling and monetary conservative Paul Ryan as his working mate. utilizing resources deep within either campaigns and at the crusade path via fundamental and battleground states, Washington Post. Read more...
summary: -- The conflict for the USA 2008 4 years in the past, a vibrant younger presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a topic of wish and alter, and made background. this present day, he unearths himself in one other sour, divisive presidential race yet with out the buzzwords. as an alternative, an embattled president struggles with a dysfunctionally divided Congress, the arguable healthcare invoice, a decade-long warfare, and a stagnant financial system. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, former company multi-millionaire and previous governor of Massachusetts, faces his personal controversies within the type of obscure guidelines, fluctuating positions, and questions on his enterprise practices within the deepest area. Romney's own fortune and company historical past appeared at odds with the Republican base until eventually he named Wisconsin congressman, Tea occasion darling and financial conservative Paul Ryan as his operating mate. utilizing assets deep inside of either campaigns and at the crusade path via fundamental and battleground states, Washington publish
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S. Senate opposed the Iraq War, or the Obama who in 2008 favored escalating the war in Afghanistan? Was he the president who bragged about ending two wars, or the president who ordered a dramatic increase in the use of unmanned aerial drones to hunt down and kill enemies? Was he the president who pushed for the biggest social program since the Great Society (the Affordable Care Act), or the president who made clear his ambivalence about a public option as part of his health care reform? Did his long period of reluctance to embrace same-sex marriage reflect a person genuinely wrestling with a difficult decision, or a politician afraid to say what he really believed?
Chris Christie’s Story 11. First Casualty 12. Candidate “Oops” 13. Strange Interlude 14. Mitt’s Moment 15. The Gingrich Resurrection 16. The Empire Strikes Back 17. Santorum’s Challenge 18. Etch A Sketch BOOK THREE: THE CHOICE 19. The New America 20. Defining Battle 21. The Running Mate 22. Bill Clinton and the Empty Chair 23. The 47 Percent Solution 24. Debacle in Denver 25. Ohio and the Path to 270 26. The Vote 27. Romney’s Take Epilogue: Into the Future Acknowledgments Notes and Sources Index About the Author To the Reader This book is a sequel to one I coauthored with Haynes Johnson about the 2008 election.
Romney is banking his hopes of becoming president on the pervasive disappointment that so many Americans feel about the economy. His campaign is grounded in this idea: that no matter how much people may like Barack Obama personally, they find him lacking as a leader. Romney has described the president as someone who doesn’t understand how the economy works, whose policies are the antithesis of what is needed to get the engines of growth roaring again, and who is simply in over his head as a leader in a capital poisoned by partisanship.