As a close advisor and deputy campaign manager on Sanders’s most recent presidential campaign, the tireless Rabin-Havt spent more hours between 2017 and 2020 with the Vermont senator than anyone else. This is his account.
... offers insightful details of campaign rallies and 2020 primary debates and documents the drama and excitement of the Sanders campaign’s increasing success ... thoughtful and comprehensive account of the Sanders 2020 campaign and an authoritative description of the candidate’s personality. Readers who want to know more about Sanders or are interested in political campaign narratives will enjoy this book.
Rabin-Havt delivers an admirable portrait of his candidate, but of more interest to students of applied politics are the numerous episodes in which he explores the art of political calculus: how Sanders decided, for instance, to attack Pete Buttigieg among the field of candidates in the Iowa caucuses as 'the candidate of the wealthy elite,' along with the horse trading involved in Sanders’ 'Medicare for All' plan ... Among the better campaign confessionals and just the thing for presidential-politics wonks.