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Double Down - Game Change 2012

Mark Halperin

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times: "Those hungry for political news will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the positioning already going on among Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The book testifies to its authors' energetic legwork and insider access... creating a novelistic narrative that provides a you-are-there immediacy... They succeed in taking readers interested in the backstabbing and backstage maneuvering of the 2012 campaign behind the curtains, providing a tactile... sense of what it looked like from the inside." In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the full drama of Barack Obama's improbable, dazzling victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. With the same masterly reporting, unparalleled access, and narrative skill, Double Down picks up the story in the Oval Office, where the president is beset by crises both inherited and unforeseen-facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the voters, disdain from the nation's powerful money machers, and dysfunction within the West Wing. As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican Party, salivating over Obama's political fragility, see a chance to wrest back control of the White House-and the country. So how did the Republicans screw it up? How did Obama survive the onslaught of super PACs and defy the predictions of a one-term presidency? Double Down follows the gaudy carnival of GOP contenders-ambitious and flawed, famous and infamous, charismatic and cartoonish-as Mitt Romney, the straitlaced, can-do, gaffe-prone multimillionaire from Massachusetts, scraped and scratched his way to the nomination. Double Down exposes blunders, scuffles, and machinations far beyond the klieg lights of the campaign trail: Obama storming out of a White House meeting with his high command after accusing them of betrayal. Romney's mind-set as he made his controversial "47 percent" comments. The real reasons

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times: "Those hungry for political news will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the positioning already going on among Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The book testifies to its authors' energetic legwork and insider access... creating a novelistic narrative that provides a you-are-there immediacy... They succeed in taking readers interested in the backstabbing and backstage maneuvering of the 2012 campaign behind the curtains, providing a tactile... sense of what it looked like from the inside." In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the full drama of Barack Obama's improbable, dazzling victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. With the same masterly reporting, unparalleled access, and narrative skill, Double Down picks up the story in the Oval Office, where the president is beset by crises both inherited and unforeseen-facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the voters, disdain from the nation's powerful money machers, and dysfunction within the West Wing. As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican Party, salivating over Obama's political fragility, see a chance to wrest back control of the White House-and the country. So how did the Republicans screw it up? How did Obama survive the onslaught of super PACs and defy the predictions of a one-term presidency? Double Down follows the gaudy carnival of GOP contenders-ambitious and flawed, famous and infamous, charismatic and cartoonish-as Mitt Romney, the straitlaced, can-do, gaffe-prone multimillionaire from Massachusetts, scraped and scratched his way to the nomination. Double Down exposes blunders, scuffles, and machinations far beyond the klieg lights of the campaign trail: Obama storming out of a White House meeting with his high command after accusing them of betrayal. Romney's mind-set as he made his controversial "47 percent" comments. The real reasons
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Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times: "Those hungry for political news will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the positioning already going on among Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The book testifies to its authors' energetic legwork and insider access... creating a novelistic narrative that provides a you-are-there immediacy... They succeed in taking readers interested in the backstabbing and backstage maneuvering of the 2012 campaign behind the curtains, providing a tactile... sense of what it looked like from the inside." In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the full drama of Barack Obama's improbable, dazzling victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. With the same masterly reporting, unparalleled access, and narrative skill, Double Down picks up the story in the Oval Office, where the president is beset by crises both inherited and unforeseen-facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the voters, disdain from the nation's powerful money machers, and dysfunction within the West Wing. As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican Party, salivating over Obama's political fragility, see a chance to wrest back control of the White House-and the country. So how did the Republicans screw it up? How did Obama survive the onslaught of super PACs and defy the predictions of a one-term presidency? Double Down follows the gaudy carnival of GOP contenders-ambitious and flawed, famous and infamous, charismatic and cartoonish-as Mitt Romney, the straitlaced, can-do, gaffe-prone multimillionaire from Massachusetts, scraped and scratched his way to the nomination. Double Down exposes blunders, scuffles, and machinations far beyond the klieg lights of the campaign trail: Obama storming out of a White House meeting with his high command after accusing them of betrayal. Romney's mind-set as he made his controversial "47 percent" comments. The real reasons

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Heilemann, Robert Fass

Length:

19h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:58


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

37:26


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

48:59


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

55:30


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

50:03


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:01:43


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:10:57


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:01:24


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

55:23


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

44:13


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

42:32


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

46:35


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

50:55


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

55:27


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

37:48


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

48:35


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

49:18


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

42:28


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

39:32


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

39:05


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

46:56


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

40:39


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

54:17


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

32:19


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

22:32