The Oral History of the 2016 Presidential Election
After every presidential election since 1972, all of the major players have gathered at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School for a “first draft of history”. The 2016 Campaign Managers Conference was particularly intense, following one of the most vivid and unusual presidential campaigns in American history. It is hard to overstate the number of firsts: first woman nominee of a major party; first president elected with no prior military or public service; first winning presidential campaign run by a woman; first openly gay campaign manager for the presidential nominee of a major party; and finally: no candidate in American history has ever won this many popular votes and lost the presidency.
In Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2016, a distinguished group of presidential campaign staff, journalists, and political observers take us inside the 2016 race for the Republican and Democratic nominations and general election, guiding us through each candidate's campaign from the time each candidate announced his or her intention to seek the presidency through the primaries, conventions, and up to election day. Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2016 is essential reading for anyone interested in the inner workings of national political campaigns.