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- McCurry, Mike
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Red to Blue
Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Grassroots Politics
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Whatever happened to the post?Cold War ?peace dividend?? Why does military spending continue to escape federal budget reductions? Why, despite the nearly universal desire to reduce government waste and budget deficits, is the United States still s...
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"In Red to Blue, Sanford Gottlieb has given us a wonderful and insightful prism into the dynamics of American politics over the past six years. Gottlieb uses the initial election and early career of a major rising star of the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen, to provide readers a deep understanding of the changes taking place at the grassroots in the American political system. The book is valuable enough as a tale of Van Hollen, but its insights into the larger issues of American politics make it a real keeper." -Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute "Sandy Gottlieb, a veteran liberal activist, describes the rise of Chris Van Hollen to a position of leadership in the House of Representatives and the emergence of a whole new generation of young Democrats who may provide the backbone for the Obama movement." -David S. Broder, The Washington Post "This book is the powerful story of a visionary politician who prefigures President Obama by putting people, passion, and principle back at the center of our politics. Chris Van Hollen helped transform America in the first decade of the 21st century, and Sandy Gottlieb not only brilliantly chronicles that remarkable achievement but also explains in vivid detail how change was made." -Mark Mellman, The Mellman Group "Sandy Gottlieb has written an important book about an important politician, and it's a fascinating book, too. Gottlieb brings to his sprightly narrative a shrewdness born of years of political engagement and an idealism that was never spoiled by his time in the arena. To understand how Democrats went from the doldrums in 2002 to victory in 2006 and 2008, this is an essential narrative." -E. J. Dionne, syndicated columnist and author of Why Americans Hate Politics
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Sanford Gottlieb is currently Professorial Lecturer at American University's School of International Service. He worked in the peace movement from 1960 to 1993, the first seventeen years as the political action director and executive director of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE). He was precinct coordinator in Chris Van Hollen's 2002 campaign for Congress and has worked closely with the campaign throughout 2007 and 2008. He is the author of Defense Addiction (Westview Press 1997). Gottlieb received a B.A. from Dartmouth College while in the Navy in 1946 and a doctorate from the University of Paris in 1952.
Foreword, by Mike McCurry Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Republican Ascent, Democratic Weakness Chapter 2: The Changing Suburban Battleground Chapter 3: Upsetting the Favorites Chapter 4: Van Hollen's Grassroots Army Chapter 5: A Freshman in Tom DeLay's House Chapter 6: Taking Back the House--and Senate Chapter 7: The Nightmare of Iraq Chapter 8: Prelude to the 2008 Election Chapter 9: Primaries, Caucuses, and the Path to the White House Chapter 10: A Big Change Election Chapter 11: A Sustainable Democratic Majority? Notes Index About the Author