sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
very interesting to hear how things work behind the candidate. How certain candidates staff's unable to work together destroyed chances to win vs. other candidates who stood out and won. I have a much better feel and understanding of the campain process
We need to KNOW these people as they really are. Personal qualities are key. When you finish this book the question of who's hands our future should be in is answered. Couldn't stop listening.
I consider myself very up-to-date on politics in America, yet, on many occassions found myself surprised by the content of this book. The narrative is interesting and often makes one feel that it is fiction, though I believe almost all of it and understand that the information comes from credible, and unnamed sources. If you enjoy the "inside baseball" angle of politics, then you should not miss this book.
This inside account of what went on during the 2008 presidential election was quite an eye opener. There were many things I already knew, but just as much new information that I was unaware of.
Well narrated and written. Wonderful portraits of McCain, Hillary and Obama and their behavior under the pressure of this campaign. Shocking revelations about Edwards' recklessness. McCain and Hillary are sincere but misguided. Obama shows nothing but grace. A must read (or hear).
I was surprised that this book held my interest in each section. It is an objective telling of what went on behind the scenes of the campaigns. It reveals the human side of the candidates in a nonpartisan way.
The narrative was great sport; there was enough catty tidbits about most of the characters who wish to lead us to remind one not to take any politician very seriously. The delicious irony of this book is the adoration that was poured on Obama and his immediate circle. Unfortunately Obama and his administration have not been able to live up to the great expectations. The author's adoration of Obama kept the juicy details of the Annointed One's faults and foibles out of the book. The Edwards reporting is priceless.
I would recommend the book to anyone who enjoys political dirt. The most interesting tidbits will be found when an Obama insider goes rogue.