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By Staff of Newsweek, Evan Thomas

In keeping with in-depth reporting by way of a unique staff of Newsweek newshounds and written through bestselling writer Evan Thomas, A very long time Coming tells the interior tale of Barack Obama’s overcome Senator John McCain to turn into the 1st African-American U.S. president. In juicy aspect, it chronicles the lengthy siege among Obama and Hillary Clinton, the wild experience of John McCain, and the explosive arrival of Sarah Palin. ultimately, it exhibits how Obama overcame occasions of vexation and self-doubt to remodel himself from the consummate outsider to the convinced chief of an unstoppable political movement—one that introduced wish and the potential for redemption to the USA.

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McAuliffe recalled: “Nobody had told them. ” Suddenly there was pandemonium. Grunwald and Penn appeared, then Solis Doyle and Wolfson and Neera Tanden, the policy director. ” the Clintons demanded. A squabble broke out when Grunwald showed some negative ads on her laptop that had been made—but never aired. Penn insisted that the argument—that Obama had overstated his antiwar credentials—had tested well; it was the ads themselves, made by Grunwald, that were no good. Now President Clinton wanted to run the ads.

I agree with that. ” On Election Day, undecided women voters broke almost entirely Clinton’s way. That night, in the press-filing center, New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza was putting the finishing touches on a 10,000-word story on Rocket Ship Obama. “I think I’m f---ed,” he said. ” Obama was sitting in a coach’s office in a high-school gym when the results came in. Axelrod knocked on the door, and Obama stepped outside into the hallway. “It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen,” said Axelrod. Obama closed his eyes and leaned against the wall.

An aide approached McAuliffe and said the president wanted to see him. McAuliffe was escorted to the Clintons’ suite by a Secret Service agent. He found Bill Clinton watching a bowl game on TV. The ex-president seemed perfectly relaxed and jovial. ” Clinton asked. “We’re going to get killed,” said McAuliffe. ” Hillary emerged from the bedroom. McAuliffe recalled: “Nobody had told them. ” Suddenly there was pandemonium. Grunwald and Penn appeared, then Solis Doyle and Wolfson and Neera Tanden, the policy director.

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