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David Plouffe not only led the effort that put Barack Obama in the White House, but he also changed the face of politics forever and reenergized the idea of democracy itself. The Audacity to Win is his story of that groundbreaking achievement, taking readers inside the remarkable campaign that led to the election of the first African American president.
For two years Plouffe worked side by side with Obama, charting the course of the campaign. His is the ultimate insider’s tale, revealing both the strategies that delivered Obama to office and how the candidate and campaign handled moments of great challenge and opportunity. Moving from the deliberations about whether to run at all, through the epic primary battle with Hillary Clinton and the general election against John McCain, Plouffe showcases the high-wire gamesmanship that fascinated pundits and the drama and intrigue that captivated a nation.
The Audacity to Win chronicles the arrival of a new moment in American life at the convergence of digital technology and grassroots organization, and the exciting possibilities revealed by a campaign that in many ways functioned as a $1 billion start-up with laser-like focus and discipline. In this extraordinary book, David Plouffe unfolds one of the most important political stories of our time, one whose lessons are not limited to politics, but reach to the greatest heights of what we dream about for our country and ourselves.
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This book is interesting, but it's definitely not a tell all. He does nothing to risk Obama's reputation at any point. Which is fine, i didnt expect that - he works for Obama.
I will agree that when you begin to listen to this book the tone is not so great, but eventually it grows on you and does become, as someone else already said, inspirational. Political parties aside, learning about what running a campaign really entails is amazing. I constantly found myself following along as if we were still in election time only to realize that when you hear that Obama lost a state here and there, it was actually okay because he already won the election. GREAT BOOK.
I am so disappointed in the quality. I was hoping for an inspirational "human" reading. It sounds like a computer voice is reading it. Not what I expected from an audiobook for the general public. The content is great, but I just found the dictation and intonation very annoying. So, annoying that I stopped listening to it all together. I wish I could get my money back so that I could buy the actual book instead because it seems like a really good read.