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When the 90-minute debate ended, I came away more convinced than ever that Clinton has, to borrow journalist and writer Richard Ben Cramer's phrase, the "right stuff" to lead our nation. Another reason for my wanting Clinton to win has to do with us ...
This past week, I traveled to Dearborn, Michigan where I addressed a Hillary for America campaign event. Held at the Arab American National Museum, the gathering provided me with the opportunity to explain why I was endorsing Hillary Clinton for ...

In "What It Takes," one of the all-time great books on politics, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ben Cramer explores the life experiences of several presidential candidates in the hopes of gaining insight as to why certain individuals believe ...
In "What It Takes," one of the all-time great books on politics, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ben Cramer explores the life experiences of several presidential candidates in the hopes of gaining insight as to why certain individuals believe ...
For deep background on Dole, his character and his amazing recovery from injuries suffered in World War II, look to Richard Ben Cramer's 1992 book What It Takes: The Way to the White House. At the start of the debate, Dole referenced those injuries ...
Richard Ben Cramer begins What It Takes, his 1,047-page masterpiece on the 1988 presidential election, with a journey inside the political bubble as then Vice President George H.W.

It's what Richard Ben Cramer's immortal nonfiction work "What It Takes" was all about. For Trump, that personal demon is a shaky, private self-doubt that he never is willing to show publicly.
"Size," that is, as the legendary writer Richard Ben Cramer captured it in his equally legendary chronicle of the 1988 presidential campaign, What It Takes.
"This project is actually something I have thought about for years," says Borger, who used the Richard Ben Cramer book What It Takes, as a guide.
But to borrow Richard Ben Cramer's opening sentiment from a famous 1986 Esquire profile on baseball legend Ted Williams - "Few men try for best ever, and Ted Williams is one of those" - Key clearly does not find typical to be acceptable.
As she worked on the project, Borger said she kept in mind the seminal campaign book "What It Takes" by Richard Ben Cramer. That book examined not only the 1988 race for U.S. President among George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakis and Gary ...
As she worked on the project, Borger said she kept in mind the seminal campaign book "What It Takes" by Richard Ben Cramer. That book examined not only the 1988 race for U.S. President among George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakis and Gary ...
Richard Ben Cramer, the author of "What It Takes," about the 1988 primaries, said that a vote for president was the least rational vote Americans ever made, given the scale of the job.
McDonnell is throwing a small dinner party at the 21 Club in New York for journalist Richard Ben Cramer in 1992, shortly after publication of Cramer's "masterpiece of political reporting 'What It Takes: The Way to the White House.
McDonnell is throwing a small dinner party at the 21 Club in New York for journalist Richard Ben Cramer in 1992, shortly after publication of Cramer's "masterpiece of political reporting 'What It Takes: The Way to the White House.
Among them: "Joe DiMaggio'' by Richard Ben Cramer, "A civil war'' by John Feinstein, "The Yankee Years'' by Joe Torre, "Stan Musial'' by George Vecsey, "Everything They Had'' by (the late) David Halberstam, "Muhammad Ali'' by Thomas Hasey, "The ...
"What It Takes: The Way to the White House,'' by Richard Ben Cramer (Vintage). This 1992 book focuses on the presidential election of 1988 and provides a series of unforgettable portraits of the political giants of the end of the century, including ...

According to Richard Ben Cramer in Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, the old man had a change of heart after Vince came home from his first year in the minors with $1,500 cash.
Richard Ben Cramer's book about the 1988 presidential campaign - What It Takes - was a classic about the psychology and talents required to climb the greasy pole.
To their everlasting discredit, most of the MSM Big Feet, which is what the late journalist Richard Ben Cramer labeled the self-important, pontificating political reporters and Pundits who dominate our press, got it all wrong about Donald Trump and ...
To their everlasting discredit, most of the MSM Big Feet, which is what the late journalist Richard Ben Cramer labeled the self-important, pontificating political reporters and Pundits who dominate our press, got it all wrong about Donald Trump and ...
To their everlasting discredit, most of the MSM Big Feet, which is what the late journalist Richard Ben Cramer labeled the self-important, pontificating political reporters and Pundits who dominate our press, got it all wrong about Donald Trump and ...
To their everlasting discredit, most of the MSM Big Feet, which is what the late journalist Richard Ben Cramer labeled the self-important, pontificating political reporters and Pundits who dominate our press, got it all wrong about Donald Trump and ...
In his book about the 1988 US presidential election What It Takes - one of the best political books ever written - the late Richard Ben Cramer describes how George Bush was a lacklustre and unfocused candidate, largely because he did not seem to know ...
In his book about the 1988 US presidential election What It Takes - one of the best political books ever written - the late Richard Ben Cramer describes how George Bush was a lacklustre and unfocused candidate, largely because he did not seem to know ...
Presidents make mistakes all the time, and they often are corrected by staffers, advisers and the system of checks. So what are the qualifications for the job?
So what are the qualifications for the job? To me, any good definition should start with the questions Richard Ben Cramer asked in the author's note to his mammoth work on the 1988 presidential election, "What It Takes": "What in their backgrounds ...
Richard Ben Cramer's Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life is a warts-and-all story. You soon wonder why a guy like that was ever treated as a hero, but Cramer answers that question, and his answer says as much about America from Joe D's rookie year of 1936 ...
But these were real shaping--these were like Richard Ben Cramer-type moments. And, you know, I feel like I haven't had that with Trump.
But she said that too many outlets still delight in the superficial - the horse race, poll numbers, gaffes, and other incremental, insider minutiae - over doing the kinds of deeply reported stories she loves, as contained in Richard Ben Cramer's ...
The author Richard Ben Cramer wrote one of the best books ever about presidential candidates, "What It Takes," profiling those who sought the presidency in 1988.
Richard Ben Cramer's "What It Takes" was an epic chronicle of the 1988 campaign, with in-depth portraits of George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakis, Joseph Biden and others.
... of those books people scorn and dismiss - attack and deny for decades - but the story holds up well enough, and for so long . .
George Jonas, a prominent Canadian newspaper columnist whose controversial book about Israeli counterterrorists was the basis of the 2005 film "Munich," directed by Steven Spielberg, died on Jan. 10 in Toronto.
... of those books people scorn and dismiss - attack and deny for decades - but the story holds up well enough, and for so long . .
George Jonas, a prominent Canadian newspaper columnist whose controversial book about Israeli counterterrorists was the basis of the 2005 film "Munich," directed by Steven Spielberg, died on Jan. 10 in Toronto.
According to Richard Ben Cramer's 1993 book What It Takes: The Way to the White House : "Joe found it one night, a couple of years after he became a Senator.
Richard Ben Cramer's book on the 1988 election What It Takes is both fascinating and infuriating. It is a scholar's nightmare: it claims sourcing, and I have reason to doubt the work was done, but Cramer writes as if he knows what a candidate is ...
Instead I'd recommend the two best books ever written about the campaign for the American presidency: "The Making of the President: 1960" by Theodore White, the first and best of his series, and "What It Takes," Richard Ben Cramer's portraits of the ...
Instead I'd recommend the two best books ever written about the campaign for the American presidency: "The Making of the President: 1960" by Theodore White, the first and best of his series, and "What It Takes," Richard Ben Cramer's portraits of the ...
Instead, I'd recommend the two best books ever written about the campaign for the American presidency: "The Making of the President: 1960" by Theodore White, the first and best of his series, and "What It Takes," Richard Ben Cramer's portraits of the ...
Giants pitcher Tim Hudson will retire after this season, reports John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. "This is definitely my last year, for sure.
The New York Yankees have activated lefthanded starter CC Sabathia off the disabled list, the team announced on Tuesday. Sabathia, who has been dealing with right knee inflammation, is slated to pitch Wednesday night's series finale against the ...
The St. Louis Cardinals have activated first baseman Matt Adams from the 60-day disabled list, the team announced Wednesday. Adams sustained a right quadriceps tear in May and underwent surgery, with the recovery expected to take three to four months.
The Nationals have been a tight, soulless team under a Captain Queeg's hand for too much of this season, but Tuesday's Game 138 was the kind they chisel into the tombstones of seasons and managerial careers.
Can a baseball player's production suffer because he is bored? Paul Molitor, the first-year manager of the Twins, thinks so. How else to explain the strange season being put together by 22-year-old Dominican slugger Miguel Sano?
Major League baseball released the tentative schedule for the 2016 regular season on Tuesday, revealing that season will start on April 3 with a to-be-announced matchup on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball.
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been activated off the disabled list and will play in Tuesday night game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the team has announced.


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