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'The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election' by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson

'The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election' by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson

The Battle for America 2008 The Story of an Extraordinary Election Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson Viking: 432 pp., $29.95 For the record, Hillary Clinton's chief strategist for the 2008 Democratic primaries, Mark Penn, remarked in a March 2007 memo that "the right knows Obama is unelectable except perhaps against Attila the Hun." That citation can be found in Joshua Green's excellent reporting in the Atlantic, available online. In "The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election," Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson acknowledge Green while quoting from the same memo, in which Penn also asserted that Obama's "roots to basic American...

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