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The architect of the Obama campaign reveals how it all happened — and how it will revolutionize our politics!

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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"While Mr. Plouffe doesn't serve up a lot of news and obviously retraces lots of familiar ground...he gives readers a visceral sense of the campaign from an insider's point of view." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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Plouffe not only led the effort that put Barack Obama in the White House, but he also helped to change the face of politics forever. The Audacity to Win tells his story of that groundbreaking achievement.

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Unabridged CDs ? 9 CDs, 11 hours

The story of the most important political campaign in modern times, by the man who went through it side by side with President Obama.

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#LINK<Enter The Audacity to Win Book Club Discussion Contest>#

Watch David Plouffe discuss The Audacity to Win on "Meet the Press"

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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About the Author

David Plouffe served as the campaign manager for Barack Obama's primary and general election victories in 2008. He was the architect of the strategy for both elections. Prior to running the Obama campaign, Plouffe served as a leading Democratic Party media consultant from 2001 to 2007, playing a key role in the election of U.S. senators, governors, mayors, and House members across the country.

Table of Contents

The Audacity to Win Prologue

1. Yes or No

2. Taking Off While Affixing the Wings

3. Building Blocks

4. The Empire Strikes Back

5. Win or Go Home

6. Roller-Coaster Time

7. Super Tuesday

8. Ecstasy. Agony.

9. Agony. Ecstasy.

10. Closing the Door

11. Reloading for the General

12. Innocents Abroad

13. Filling Out the Ticket

14. Hurricane Sarah

15. It's the Economy, Stupid

16. Plumbers and Radicals

17. Endgame

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

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David English, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by David English)
Pluffe gives a great insight into the Obama Campaign and their winning strategy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670021338
Subtitle:
The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory
Author:
Plouffe, David
Author:
Davies, Erik
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Obama, Barack
Subject:
Presidents - United States - Election - 2008
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20091112
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page color photo insert
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.98x5.74x1.30 in. 1.42 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Review" by , "While Mr. Plouffe doesn't serve up a lot of news and obviously retraces lots of familiar ground...he gives readers a visceral sense of the campaign from an insider's point of view."
"Synopsis" by , Plouffe not only led the effort that put Barack Obama in the White House, but he also helped to change the face of politics forever. The Audacity to Win tells his story of that groundbreaking achievement.
"Synopsis" by ,
Unabridged CDs ? 9 CDs, 11 hours

The story of the most important political campaign in modern times, by the man who went through it side by side with President Obama.

"Synopsis" by ,

#LINK<Enter The Audacity to Win Book Club Discussion Contest>#

Watch David Plouffe discuss The Audacity to Win on "Meet the Press"

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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