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The Audacity to Win: How Obama Won and How We Can Beat the Party of Limbaugh, Beck, and Palin Paperback – August 31, 2010
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"...a gripping blockbuster of a book, manna for political aficianados and newcomers to elections alike, full of scrappy details, minute explanations of strategy, tales from the trail and candid assessments of mistakes made and lessons learned."
"After reading Plouffe's engaging, detailed and frequently illuminating account of the Obama presidential campaign, one can see how the campaign was lucky and good-- indeed, often very, very good."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"[Plouffe] gives readers a visceral sense of the campaign from an insider's point of view...He offers acute assessments of the larger dynamics at play in the 2008 race, and he is frank about missteps that the Obama campaign made along the way...A detailed and revealing account."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Plouffe has written the most important political book of the year. It reads like a thriller...I flipped it open, read a few lines and was hooked...But it's not the insider look at the past that makes the book so important. It's what it shows us about the present--and the effect it could have on the future."
-Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
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If you are of the opposite political party, it should scare you how far ahead the 2008 campaign was of its rivals' (both Clinton and McCain), and the tactics, techniques, and technology available from this book no doubt served as a wake up call for many future Republican campaigns and their committees.
If you are of the same party as the author, you will be astounded at the level of ability and depth of knowledge you will need to stay afloat in what is likely to be the norm for Democratic politics for the next generation.
The reader gets a clear sense of why the Obama campaign came out ahead of its rivals in 2008, and will no doubt be astounded at the complexity and depth of the political machine that pushed them over the top.
This is the rare book that is far from a love story about the candidate, but really a 'warts and all' review of the Organizing For America campaign from beginning to end.
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If politics interest you, and campaigns give you goosebumps, please read this highly detailed book by David Plouffe for behind the scenes operation of Obama 08 campaign .Published 2 months ago by roshan ghimire
Really shows how far ahead the Obama team was versus the Clinton Machine
A GREAT read!
fascinating detail about this election....and a new 'how to' established by the Obama campaign in 2008.....excellent to read if one is an election tactician .....Published 5 months ago by Nellie's mom
This is a fascinating look into how President Obama and his team came up from nothing to win the Whitehouse. This is really an excellent read.Published 6 months ago by David J. Koch