Renegade: The Making of a President

Renegade: The Making of a President By Richard Wolffe, Renegade The Making of a President Before the White House and Air Force One before the TV ads and the enormous rallies there was the real Barack Obama a man wrestling with the momentous decision to run for the presidency feeling tor
  • Title: Renegade: The Making of a President
  • Author: Richard Wolffe
  • ISBN: 9780307463128
  • Page: 249
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  • Renegade: The Making of a President By Richard Wolffe, Before the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormous rallies, there was the real Barack Obama a man wrestling with the momentous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics.This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomerBefore the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormous rallies, there was the real Barack Obama a man wrestling with the momentous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics.This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world s most powerful leader But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate and president, as well as twenty one months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama Who is he Based on Wolffe s unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career With cool self discipline, calculated risk taking, and simple storytelling, Obama developed the strategies he would need to survive the onslaught of the Clintons and John McCain, and build a multimillion dollar machine to win a historic contest.In Renegade, Richard Wolffe shares with us his front row seat at Obama s announcement to run for president on a frigid day in Springfield, and his victory speech on a warm night in Chicago We fly on the candidate s plane and ride in his bus on an odyssey across a country in crisis stand next to him at a bar on the night he secures the nomination and are backstage as he delivers his convention speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed national audience From a teacher s office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington, we see and hear Barack Obama with an immediacy and honesty never witnessed before Renegade provides not only an account of Obama s triumphs, but also examines his many personal and political trials We see Obama wrestling with race and politics, as well as his former pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright We see him struggling with life as a presidential candidate, a campaign that falters for most of its first year, and his reaction to a surprise defeat in the New Hampshire primary And we see him relying on his personal experience, as well as meticulous polling, to pass the presidential test in foreign and economic affairs Renegade is an essential guide to understanding President Barack Obama and his trusted inner circle of aides and friends It is also a riveting and enlightening first draft of history and political psychology.
    Renegade: The Making of a President By Richard Wolffe, Renegade The Making of a President Wolffe, Richard May , Based on Wolffe s unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career. Renegade The Making of a President eBook With an almost painterly eye, compelling insights, and extraordinary access to Barack Obama and his inner circle, Richard Wolffe s Renegade tells the hidden, dramatic story of the campaign and also reveals much we did not know about the th president s life before politics Wolffe s brisk, well written narrative is fully in the tradition of Theodore White and Richard Ben Cramer, capturing a pivotal Renegade The Making of a President by Richard Wolffe Jan , Based on Wolffe s unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career. Renegade The Making of a President by Richard Wolffe Jun , Based on exclusive interviews with Barack Obama, his friends, his family and his advisors, Renegade The Making of a President is an intimate look inside Barack Obama s life, including his childhood and family, his college years, and his years as a community organizer in Chicago. The Making Of Renegade MSONIC Launchpad YouTube Apr , When I began making this Launchpad project Renegade I wanted it to be the most technically difficult and complex live performance yet, mainly because I d spent some time away from using the How to Renegade Steps wikiHow Feb , The Renegade dance refers to a viral second dance performed on the new trending social media platform TikTok where people dance to the song Lottery by K Camp This routine is made up of choreographed arm and upper body movements that are put together. Renegade Season , Episode The Hot Tip Full Jul , videos Play all Renegade Full Episodes Season Renegade Full Episodes Renegade Season , Episode The Rabbit and the Fox Full Episode Duration Renegade Full Episodes
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    1. Of all the self styled pundits on television, Richard Wolffe is the smartest, most low key, and circumspect Come to think of it, he is the ONLY smart, low key and circumspect teevee talking head That s why when I heard he d written a book about Obama, I had to read it, immediately.Glad I did, too In addition to the fact that he had direct and frequent access to Obama throughout the campaign and after which means, of course, that he has lots of inside stuff to tell us , he weaves various timeline [...]


    2. On March 18, 2008, presidential candidate Barak H Obama spoke to the American people from Philadelphia He addressed race in a manner that has rarely been discussed in a public forum before But Barak Obama was a historical candidate running for the presidency of the United States of America in extraordinary times And he spoke as someone from both inside and outside the African American experience Two days after this address, he approached award winning journalist Richard Wolffe, who had been cove [...]


    3. On the face of it Renegade tells the story of the Obama campaign for the primaries and the historic Presidential Election of 2008 This in itself is a story worth telling In fact it presents a much profound and interesting story than merely providing us with another campaign account Wolffe was granted unrivaled access to the Obama campaign He used that access wisely and well Wolffe, with his journalist s eye for detail and his sharp ear for the telling phrase, narrates his way through the critic [...]


    4. I must admit that I voted and support Barack Obama, which might cloud the issue of why I read and enjoyed Richard Wolffe s analysis of his rise to power However, Wolffe s book, while a touch long, is well written and well sourced and is not simply a blow by blow account of the 2008 primary and general election campaigns Wolffe does steal a lot from Obama s two books, particularly Dreams from My Father, his autobiographical struggles with his racial identity Wolffe uses Obama s words and experien [...]


    5. RenegadeThis book is interesting because it actually put you in the shoes of the president, through everything The pressure, the elections and the life as president This book is detail in how things works in the white house In this book there is only one main person I whould like to be and that is barrack Obama Because it is a bibliography on one specific person it is hard to choose When I read this book I felt somewhat inspired to try my best because reading this book makes you realize that not [...]


    6. This book is about a hero and his dream to make the best of his abilities That hero is a hero of Americans and foreigners all around and certainly my hero That person is Barack Obama Richard Wolffe explains Obama and his dream in such an impressive way that it makes an Obama hater stop and admire a man as brave as him.I have always said to people all around that we are a point in our lives that history is being made in front of us RENEGADE is the untold story of a poor person and his struggles i [...]


    7. Disappointing I was expecting mostly a descriptive, behind the scenes narrative of the campaign What I got was of an argument, and a pretty oppressive one at that, for why President Obama is so awesome A subset of that argument is most definitely how awful all the other options were Clinton, McCain, former President Bush It s fine to provide nuance or correct some misstatement propagated by Obama s opponents, but this was invariably followed by a dig at the aforementioned other options For exam [...]


    8. I love Richard Wolffe He and Keith have kept me nodding in agreement for years, it seems, and as soon as Keith mentioned this book, I knew I had to request it It did occur to me that there is part of me that LIKES having Obama on a pedestal, because generally once I realize someone is flawed and human, it detracts a bit from my positive vibe, but in this case, reading the human side of Obama than that carefully served up by the media and seeing behind some of the events I watched so closely las [...]


    9. Lord knows, I m a huge fan, but while I learned new things here and there it was a struggle to finish and I m headed to a trashy chick lit novel as a reward.


    10. Enjoyed the book It jumps though back and forth in time so some times I had to check the time frame I was reading about Love following the journey.


    11. Reading Richard Wolffe s Renegade in the context of the last four years, instead of less than a year after Barack Obama s 2008 victory, helps one realize how pragmatic the then junior of Illinois really was in his political thinking even as he challenged the establishment Throughout the book, Wolffe threads the narrative of the nearly two year campaign with Obama s biography and life experiences to help give an informed view of Barack Obama and how he used those experiences to shape his campaign [...]


    12. Finished reading this on 4th of July I respect Richard Wolffe highly for his writing and reporting I was going to skip this book, since I don t need a rehash of the campaign so soon after it Then I heard a radio interview that got me interested Indeed, a lot of this is a rehash for me, but it has some interesting points that were new for me.Wolffe explains how the slogan Yes, we can came into being after the Obama lost the New Hampshire primary to Hillary Clinton His managers didn t want him to [...]


    13. This book was supposedly induced by Obama s suggestion that someone should write a book along the lines of Theodore White s Making of the President series 1960 1972, 1980 After White stopped writing his excellent series picking it up one time for the 1980 election , Jules Witcover and Jack Germond wrote their excellent presidential election series 1976 Witcover alone for this one , 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 Renegade is not up to the standard of those books For one thing, it only follows Obama and [...]


    14. Renegade is marketed as the inside story behind the historic Obama campaign I was excited to read it because I thought I would get some real dirt on all the candidates Who s a bitch, and who s and even bigger bitch, right Well sure, there was some of that The tit for tat we all watched play out during Decision 2008 is replayed in good detail We are also privy to specific incidences of childish behavior from John McCain, unexpected anger from VP Biden, and the full circle of emotions from Hillary [...]


    15. Sometimes, reading this book is like hearing Terry McAuliffe spin, if Terry was a spinner for the Obama campaign Wolffe makes it his job to debunk even the most obviously true of the negative campaign narratives about Obama witness his embarassing contention that the media didn t get it when Obama asked Iowa farmers if they d seen the price of arugala at Whole Foods lately It was the pundits Newsweek writers excepted who were condescending to think that farmers didn t know what arugala is they d [...]


    16. The 2008 presidential election was a longer test of the candidates and nominees than any previous election, a trend that is sure to be repeated for most foreseeable presidential campaigns to come I was one of the many college students enthralled by all the attention both sides were getting, but was particularly interested in the Democratic ticket because I felt there was really no chance for a Republican to win even though Sen McCain put forth a great effort This book takes the reader inside the [...]


    17. This is the second book that I ve read on the 2008 presidential election, with the other being Game Change.Buy on This book focuses on Obama and is less sensational The journalist who wrote the book had close access to Obama from the announcement of his campaign for president to his first days in the Oval office If you want to find an intimate and nuanced portrait of Obama and his inner circle, this is an excellent book.I thought the structure was interesting, in that it s not strictly in chrono [...]


    18. an insider s account from unknown to president.It s to the book s credit that Obama s future ineffectiveness in the Senate can be guessed at when such pressure on one man is always felt further this ring of truth is consistent throughout the book.The author state s his job was neither to raise him up nor tear him down but this results in most things mearly being hinted at which is unsatisfying when the problems are so glaring.Mainly winning on change then rehiring the same old faces that have be [...]


    19. I enjoyed the book, it gave good insight into what the first campaign was like However, reading it 4 years later, it makes me wonder how much I would have liked if I had read it sooner after the first win than the second win, due to the questions it raises on how things went the 2nd time around and how closely he was able to have a presidency that similar to what he ran on I know there is plenty out there on that topic, but I want to hear it from his thoughts perspectives I didn t follow the ne [...]


    20. It was a really enjoyable read, but then I m a fan of Barack Obama It is investigative based, but I still found it to be pretty pro Obama The author throws in a couple of jabs at Republicans and Hillary Clinton, though they are centered around how their campaign were run, and since they did lose, I guess he was right in his negativity.The first chapters were interesting, because he wasn t really on my radar at the beginning of the election, so I liked seeing how it all started The ending chapte [...]


    21. This book was written by Richard Wolffe a journalist that followed Obama throughout the 2008 campaign Wolffe does an amazing job of putting you in shoes of a presidential candidate and the grueling campaign full of up and down, the traveling, the all nighters, and the over all emotional and physical stress that one would go through I diffidently learned at lot how Obama grassroots campaigns were organized and the tidal wave that followed.I will have to admit I did not finish the book though I g [...]


    22. Where Game Change was a sprawling, often second hand, account of all the major 2008 candidates, with Renegade, Wolffe provides the only total access, first hand account of the Obama campaign To my knowledge, no reporter during the election was a close to Obama as he was, as evidenced by the many conversations with the candidate president that were quite candid, personal and detailed While Wolffe s presentation can at times feel biased towards the Obama camp and so immersed in their campaign that [...]


    23. I really enjoyed this book It isn t a political hatchet job or partisan screed that clutter the non fiction aisles of bookstores these days It s a history of the 2008 presidential campaign, as seen and experienced by a journalist Most of the information was obtained from extensive interviews with the future president, who gave the author Richard Wolffe close access It s not a tell all book President Obama expected to win, so as he told Richard Wolffe, he couldn t say what he really felt about so [...]


    24. I don t read a lot of non fiction, but books like this are the reason I do I m a huge fan of this president, primarily because he seems like a polar opposite of the last one I didn t know that much about him, however, as he was still in the earliest stages of his political career, when I lived in Illinois I d heard this book was good, so I picked it up to learn about this charismatic speaker, who has given so much hope to so many average Americans, beaten down by the last 8 years of arrogance a [...]


    25. I anticipated this book when it came out Good end, good beginning, the middle there s not much new It came out very quickly in 09, and the most interesting part was the last chapter, TRANSITION I lived through this so vividly during that time, it took some major behind the scenes stuff to get me going through each chapter Much interesting would be the YEAR ONE book, or others Obama says it himself when talking about te book what if its a boring story What if we win, and its just because we make [...]


    26. As a field organizer on the ground for Obama, I was excited to pick up a book about the stories I missed sometimes you re just concerned with everything right in front of you I did not learn anything new from Wolffe s book, except a few anecdotes that I enjoyed The Barack X chapter was particularly well handled and really contextualized Obama s thought and practice concerning race and African American identity in the US This book was a bit simplistic, a little too glowing, some of the language [...]


    27. Because I so thoroughly enjoy listening to Richard Wolffe, and love and respect my PresidentI knew beforehand that I would enjoy this book.I am a political junkie and, as such, it was fascinating for me to get the behind the scenes details of the planning and implementation of one of the most successful political campaigns ever, I might add, in which I was an ardent volunteer I think Wolffe also did a good job of showing the personal side of Barack Obama.a side we too seldom get to be privy to. [...]


    28. Insightful and interesting, with a very pro Obama picture of the new president My only objection is that it all seemed a bit disorganized I understand why Wolffe did it, but be warned that it doesn t follow a straight timeline format Wolffe jumps back and forth, and eliminates election night from the narrative He also never points out that Obama led in the primaries from pole to pole and that after February, Clinton had almost no chance to catch him Still, this is very much worth a read for anyo [...]


    29. Lengthy but detailed, thorough and personal Richard Wolffe s up close examination of the amazing ride of President Barack Obama is engaging and brilliant The tremendous attention to detail is staggering, which can feel like a bad thing if you re not interested in a particular section that said, I found the whole thing fascinating Richard gives a praising account of Obama s leadership and campaign structure which is hard to call biased because everyone praises Obama for what was no doubt a histor [...]


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