From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era.On November 9th, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now?Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here.Pfeiffer was one of Obama's first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House. Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Yes We (Still) Can examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind.An irreverent, no-B.S. take on the crazy politics of our time, Yes We (Still) Can is a must-read for everyone who is disturbed by Trump, misses Obama, and is marching, calling, and hoping for a better future for the country....
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Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump Reviews
Very readable, engaging, and hopeful.
I have a hard time putting a rating on this, because Dan is my favorite and this is really good, but this was absolutely the wrong time for me to read this book. Three stars it is.
If you listen to a lot of the Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, this book is somewhat redundant. It essentially is a bit of an analysis of why the last two presidents won, focusing specifically on social media and message, how we can't focus as much on traditional media and how the Democratic party should work on their own strong policies as opposed to simply being reactionary to Trump (and you can see this working with the slew of Democratic Socialists who ...more
This was a great read. It's informative, insightful, well-thought out, inspiring, and a great reminder of how fantastic Obama and his administration were during their 8 years in office.
Very good book. I don’t think it will be good in 10 years - it’s definitely aimed at a 2018 audience - but it’s still good. Pfeiffer’s voice really comes through as you can tell there was no ghost writers. I also like how, after he’s done ranting about Fox News lol, he spends a great deal of time talking about what Dems can do moving forward.
Footnotes. Omg so many footnotes. We get it Dan. You have comments for everything.
Lack of self- praise. This sounds weird but Dan spends a ...more
I listened to the audiobook because it's narrated by Dan Pfeiffer, my favorite Pod host. This would have been great to read, but hearing him talk to me made it even better--it was like a super-extended Pod Save America. Part memoir; part really interesting analysis of the way communications changed during Obama's presidency and how we got to this Twitter-driven political world; all a warm remembrance of the Obama Years and the message that we can't give up hope, because we can and will defeat ou ...more
I think Dan Pfeiffer might be my favorite person.
I became a fan of Dan Pfeiffer back in the Keeping it 1600 podcast days. It was at a time that I and much of the US was terrified of the mere thought of a Trump presidency. When that disaster became a reality I stayed with the crew and have continued to enjoy all of their Crooked Media ventures. The concept of Yes We Still Can is great, what worked well in the Obama presidency that we can tap to get a Democrat elected in 2020. To spur along this discussion Dan brings his extensive political back ...more