A Long Time Coming, The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign by Staff of Newsweek, Evan Thomas

By Staff of Newsweek, Evan Thomas

Due to the fact 1984, Newsweek has been well known for its shiny, in-depth designated election insurance of the ordeal of working for the presidency. A 12 months earlier than the election, Newsweek assigns newshounds to get contained in the campaigns of the Republican and Democratic applicants. Newsweek gives you to not post any info till after the votes are solid, and in trade, the journalists obtain extraordinary entry. They commute with the applicants, are there at an important turning issues and personal conferences, and discover tales now not coated in day by day reporting. during this e-book, a compelling narrative by way of Evan Thomas, Newsweek stocks the interior tales from essentially the most interesting elections in contemporary background, illuminating the personalities and occasions that stimulated the end result, and taking inventory of the foremost gamers and key matters for the hot management. this may be an soaking up learn for someone attracted to American politics.

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He would turn cold and angry, spout profanities and later apologize (it was said that half the Senate had received a note of apology from McCain, an exaggeration, but not by much). At the same time, however, McCain disliked confronting his own friends. He hated to fire anyone from his staff. Not unlike Hillary Clinton, he resisted stepping in to make personnel changes, even when they were overdue. qxd 12/2/08 12:59 PM Page 39 back from the dead The closer they got, McCain’s friends and advisers found, the more they realized how difficult it was to know or understand this man who could blow hot and cold, who could be comradely yet elusive.

Qxd 12/2/08 12:59 PM Page 23 how he did it Throughout the fall of 2007, Clinton was hailed as “inevitable” by a good portion of the press corps. Even so, her campaign was suffused with a sense of grievance—that Obama was getting a free ride and that reporters were itching for her or her husband to trip up. At a debate in Philadelphia in late October, Hillary, looking sick and exhausted, stumbled on a question after parrying with her opponents for more than an hour. Asked whether she supported New York Gov.

Davis assembled the remnants to work at long tables in a large open space. To one staffer, the place looked a little like a bingo parlor. The national press had largely stopped paying attention to McCain as his campaign spluttered in the spring and early summer. But on a trip to New Hampshire in mid-July, Mark Salter, McCain’s closest adviser and all-purpose amanuensis (he co-authored McCain’s bestselling books and wrote his speeches), noticed that the press corps had suddenly swollen, and not just with beat reporters.

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