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Collision 2012 - Obama Vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America

Dan Balz

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, a 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.

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, a 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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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, a 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeffrey Kafer

Length:

15h 18m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:06


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:32


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

34:06


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

44:00


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

22:29


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

37:52


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

29:03


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

34:09


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

15:35


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

31:20


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

22:39


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

42:43


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

42:36


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

24:25


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

46:02


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

31:01


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

31:52


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

44:51


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

25:20


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

18:41


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

47:05


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

42:56


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

37:55


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

21:11


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

46:41


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

27:05


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

30:48


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

25:39


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

15:10


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

00:41