Barack Obama

No Drama Obama Campaign Anything But in New eBook

POLITICO's Glenn Thrush describes a presidential re-election campaign beset by infighting between Washington and Chicago, and President Obama as a highly competitive candidate


The president's re-election campaign casts itself as a fully-functioning, well-oiled machine—a 'No Drama Obama' kind of shop. But a new eBook—Obama's Last Stand—details plenty of discord and discontent coming out of the campaign's headquarters in Chicago.

"In the spring and early summer, there was a lot of disconnect between Chicago and Washington," said author Glenn Thrush. So much so, Thrush added, that the president became very anxious, and on several occasions told aides to sort of "tighten it up."