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Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America - Dan Balz
Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
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From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race Four years ago, a bright young  presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a theme of hope and change, and made... show more
From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race Four years ago, a bright young  presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a theme of hope and change, and made history. Today, he finds himself in another bitter, divisive presidential race but without the buzzwords. Instead, an embattled president struggles with a dysfunctionally divided Congress, the controversial healthcare bill, a decade-long war, and a stagnant economy. Obama’s Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, former corporate tycoon and former governor of Massachusetts,  faces his own controversies in the form of vague policies, fluctuating positions, and questions about his business practices in the private sector. Romney’s personal fortune and business background seemed at odds with the Republican base until he named Wisconsin congressman, Tea Party darling and fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate. Using sources deep inside both campaigns and on the campaign trail through primary and battleground states, Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz writes with a keen political mind and a seasoned reporter’s ear. He traces the highs and lows of the Obama presidency as well as the ruthless Republican primary as both laid the groundwork for one of the most crucial, contentious elections of our time. Collision 2012 puts the race for the White House in context and explores just what the election means for the future of the democratic process and America.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670025947 (0670025941)
ASIN: 0670025941
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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3.0 Good history, bad writer
Washington Post reporter Dan Balz wrote this sequel to his 2008 book on the election. I didn't like his style for the first book (which was co-written with another author who died before this book) and I was sad to see that it was the same here. If you're at all familiar with the 2012 election the...
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