By John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
"Those hungry for political information will read [i]Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up in regards to the campaigns, and the clues it bargains concerning the positioning already happening between Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The e-book testifies to its authors’ lively legwork and insider access... making a novelistic narrative that offers a you-are-there immediacy... They reach taking readers drawn to the backstabbing and behind the curtain maneuvering of the 2012 crusade at the back of the curtains, delivering a tactile... experience of what it seemed like from the inside."[/i] Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the complete drama of Barack Obama’s unbelievable, unbelievable victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. With an analogous masterly reporting, unheard of entry, and narrative ability, Double Down choices up the tale within the Oval workplace, the place the president is beset by means of crises either inherited and unforeseen—facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the electorate, disdain from the nation’s robust funds machers, and disorder in the West Wing.
As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican occasion, salivating over Obama’s political fragility, see an opportunity to wrest again regulate of the White House—and the rustic. So how did the Republicans screw it up? How did Obama continue to exist the onslaught of great PACs and defy the predictions of a one-term presidency? Double Down follows the gaudy carnival of GOP contenders—ambitious and wrong, recognized and notorious, charismatic and cartoonish—as Mitt Romney, the straitlaced, can-do, gaffe-prone multimillionaire from Massachusetts, scraped and scratched his strategy to the nomination.
Double Down exposes errors, scuffles, and machinations a long way past the klieg lighting of the crusade path: Obama storming out of a White residence assembly along with his excessive command after accusing them of betrayal. Romney’s way of thinking as he made his debatable “47 percent” reviews. the true purposes New Jersey governor Chris Christie was once by no means going to be Mitt’s operating mate. The intervention held via the president’s employees to rescue their boss from political self-destruction. the way in which the demanding détente among Obama and invoice Clinton morphed into political gold. And the reply to at least one of the campaign’s nice mysteries—how did Clint Eastwood prove appearing Dada dinner theater on the Republican convention?
In Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann take the reader into again rooms and closed-door conferences, laying naked the key heritage of the 2012 crusade for a wide ranging account of an election that was once as challenging fought because it was once lastingly consequential.