Collision 2012 The Future of Election Politics in a Divided America

ISBN-10: 0143125680

ISBN-13: 9780143125686

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dan Balz

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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 raceFour 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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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Journalist Daniel J. Balz was born in Freeport, Illinois and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in communications from the University of Illinois. After serving in the army from 1968 to 1971, he worked for National Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1978 Balz has worked for The Washington Post as a political correspondent. He co-authored The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election.

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