By Glenn Thrush, Jonathan Martin
The fourth and ultimate publication in POLITICO's Playbook 2012 sequence once more presents an extraordinary minute-by-minute account of the race for the presidency. the tip of the road follows President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney as their crusade groups pass all-in to win within the severe ultimate weeks of the 2012 election.
From Mitt Romney's "47 percent" video to Clint Eastwood's speech to an empty chair, the 2012 presidential crusade didn't lack for memorable moments. in any case of the road, POLITICO senior White condominium reporter Glenn Thrush and senior political reporter Jonathan Martin chronicle each hairpin flip in a race that rejected the predictions of pundits and prognosticators.
While a few political observers thought of Barack Obama's reelection faraway from a yes factor, the president and his staff remained resolute of their trust that they might succeed. In Boston, Mitt Romney's advisers have been simply as convinced that their guy was once headed for a smashing victory. finally, just one of these perspectives will be demonstrated through occasions. the end result of this election was once by no means foreordained, even though, and may eventually be decided by way of applicants, 3 debates, and 1000 small yet severe strategic decisions.
With a watch towards writing a "first draft of history," Thrush and Martin document at the extreme inner debates over advert process that outlined the parameters of the autumn campaign--including a very important late-May choice by means of the Obama crusade that can have tipped the scales within the president's prefer. they supply a behind-the-scenes examine the candidates' debate coaching periods, and so they display why Romney's crusade was once so convinced they have been going to win.
The motion climaxes on election evening, because the opposing camps huddle nervously of their resort suites to look ahead to the decision of the electorate. the tip of the road unearths for the 1st time what the Obama mind belief quite thought of the agonizingly lengthy look ahead to Romney's authentic concession--and what occurred after Obama positioned the phone to his ear and heard the phrases "Hello, Mr. President, it's Mitt Romney."
No one can have estimated the entire twists and turns of the 2012 election--and not anyone was once higher built to chronicle them than the POLITICO crew. the top of the road is frontline crusade reporting at its most interesting, meticulously pronounced and compulsively readable.
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