The Way to Win - Clinton, Bush, Rove, and How to Take the White House in 2008-logo

The Way to Win - Clinton, Bush, Rove, and How to Take the White House in 2008

Mark Halperin

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In The Way to Win, two of the country's most accomplished political reporters explain what separates the victors from the victims in the unforgiving environment of modern presidential campaigns. Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News, and John F. Harris, the national politics editor of The Washington Post, tell the story of how two families-the Bushes and the Clintons-have held the White House for a generation, and examine Hillary Clinton's prospects for extending this record in 2008. The Bushes and Clintons have dominated because they are the premier political innovators of their age; each family closely studies the other's successes and failures and uses these lessons to shape its own strategies for winning elections and wielding power. In the case of George W. Bush, his strategic genius is Karl C. Rove- arguably the most influential White House aide in history. Halperin and Harris cut through the myths and controversies surrounding Rove, revealing in brilliant, behind-the-scenes detail what he actually does-his trade secrets for winning elections. In the case of the Clintons, the chief strategist is Bill Clinton himself. Drawing on their fifteen years reporting on and interviewing him, Halperin and Harris deconstruct and decipher the Clinton style-identifying techniques that all candidates can use in their pursuit of the White House. Halperin and Harris make clear that presidential politics can be even more cynical than people suspect. But they also make argue that the most important factors in the way to win the presidency are having significant ideas and prompting them in a disciplined way. The book takes a lively and irreverent approach while also making a serious argument: That every candidate who runs in 2008 must have a strategy for ensuring that he or she does not wind up like Al Gore or John F. Kerry, who allowed their public images to be hijacked by the likes of Matt Drudge and other impresarios of what the authors call, the "Political Freak Show." On the brink of what will be one of the m

Language:

English

Narrators:

John F. Harris, William Dufris

Length:

16h 43m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

32:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:00:53


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:02


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

56:17


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

07:28


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

37:04


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

03:10


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

29:32


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

08:42


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

28:22


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

07:09


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

29:03


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

21:56


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

02:18


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

33:47


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

44:59


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

03:35


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

24:21


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

01:32


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

34:50


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

05:04


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

21:02


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

17:48


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

21:09


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

09:12


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

16:15


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

20:11


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

10:43


Part 7, Chapter 28
Part 7, Chapter 28

38:15


Part 7, Chapter 29
Part 7, Chapter 29

09:04


Part 7, Chapter 30
Part 7, Chapter 30

13:11


Part 7, Chapter 31
Part 7, Chapter 31

15:29


Part 7, Chapter 32
Part 7, Chapter 32

14:23


Part 8, Chapter 33
Part 8, Chapter 33

09:10


Part 8, Chapter 34
Part 8, Chapter 34

23:25


Part 8, Chapter 35
Part 8, Chapter 35

36:05


Part 8, Chapter 36
Part 8, Chapter 36

01:29


Part 8, Chapter 37
Part 8, Chapter 37

45:43


Part 8, Chapter 38
Part 8, Chapter 38

04:16


Part 9, Chapter 39
Part 9, Chapter 39

13:35


Part 9, Chapter 40
Part 9, Chapter 40

26:48


Part 9, Chapter 41
Part 9, Chapter 41

32:49


Part 9, Chapter 42
Part 9, Chapter 42

31:54


Part 9, Chapter 43
Part 9, Chapter 43

25:46


Part 9, Chapter 44
Part 9, Chapter 44

20:04


Part 10, Chapter 45
Part 10, Chapter 45

44:55


Part 10, Chapter 46
Part 10, Chapter 46

00:30