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“[A] page-turning and important history. Continuing to follow the three core principles of the DLC -- opportunity, responsibility and community -- remains the Democratic Party's best hope for maintaining and expanding upon the Clinton-Obama middle-class-based winning coalition in the months and years ahead.” ―Huffington Post
“Al From's The New Democrats and the Return to Power tells the important story of how a political party in trouble can reinvent itself and regain power…a thorough account of the successful effort to pull the Democratic Party toward the political center. The book is particularly timely because the Republican Party's leadership has set a goal of broadening its appeal after losing the last two presidential elections. And the Democrats will need to look closely at their political direction after President Barack Obama, with his unique coalition of supporters, leaves the White House.” ―Associated Press
“In ushering in the new political era…Al From was the strategist, crafting practical memos for politicians on how to gain power.” ―Washington Monthly
“A well-detailed guide to the organizational and philosophical workings of one successful political strategy.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“It would be hard to think of a single American citizen who, as a private citizen, has had a more positive impact on the progress of American life in the past 25 years than Al From.” ―Bill Clinton
“Al From redefined centrist politics and provided the ideas and organization to move the Democrats from opposition to government, showing progressives across the world how to be principled, modern and in power.” ―Tony Blair, former prime minister of the United Kingdom
“I always wished I could be as smart as Al, and this book shows why. He shows what it was really like to be present at the creation of a movement that would take the Democrats from the wilderness to the White House, forever changing the course of American political history. This is a book about ideas as much as the people who forged them into a winning strategy, and it should be read, re-read and underlined by anyone who wants to know what it takes to be successful in American politics today.” ―Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff
“ This book is not only a fascinating and underreported slice of political history, but a reminder of the core principles that still drive Democratic success today -- and why it's important that we constantly work to further to them.” ―Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
“Before 1992, the Democratic Party had moved too far to the left to win national elections. Too little credit is given to Al From, whose book tells the story of how he helped move his party back toward the common sense center.” ―Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi
“The American business community owes a big debt of gratitude to Al From. With vision and persistence he helped lead a major political party back to the principles of private sector growth, trade, jobs, personal responsibility, and fiscal stability. This book proves that the political center can win politically and govern effectively. Both parties -- and the American people -- would be wise to learn from Al's inspiring story.” ―Thomas J. Donohue, President & CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Al From is the founder of the Democratic Leadership Council and served as its CEO for 25 years. Called a "legislative genius" by Washingtonian Magazine, From's work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, Politico.com and many more. From has appeared on various media outlets including Face the Nation, the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and as a PBS commentator during national elections. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
I leafed through this book at the New Books shelf at the library. It's Clinton nostalgia. I couldn't find one reference in the book to the elections of 2010 or 2012 even though it... Read morePublished 12 months ago by John J. Olson
I agree with other comments that this book is too much about Al From himself, in particular the photographs all feature Mr. From. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tom Uscinski
For the first time in book form, the man who helped save the Democrat party from itself tells his story. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Wayne
This book is worth reading if you are a student of history, politics, or just plain want to witness first hand what it takes to change the world - one step at a time with your eye... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Deb Smulyan