Category Archives for One Term to Serve, the 2012 Revival

November 2, 2012

One Term to Serve: Inevitable and Obligatory [McGehee]

TweetScene: The Oval Office. Election night. Most of the President’s senior campaign staff are present. Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Jim Messina are gathered around the desk, poring over a map. Messina: “Our early-voter efforts haven’t quite performed as we’d … Continue reading

02. November 2012 by McG

October 21, 2012

One Term to Serve: Home to Roost [McGehee]

TweetScene: The Oval Office. Barack Obama, TOTUS and Carney are present. Barack: “So what should I say if Schieffer brings up this thing about talks with Iran?” TOTUS: “Don’t say anything. Just let the Secret Service snipers take care of … Continue reading

21. October 2012 by McG

October 11, 2012

One Term to Serve: Last Call at the VP Debate [McGehee]

TweetScene: The 2012 Vice Presidential Debate in Danville, Kentucky. It’s nearly over, and the moderator calls for closing arguments. Martha Raddatz: “Each candidate will now have two minutes for closing statements, and we’ll begin with Congressman Ryan.” Paul Ryan: “Thank … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by McG

October 10, 2012

One Term to Serve: IT’S ALIVE!!! [McGehee]

TweetScene: The Oval Office. Carney, TOTUS, Axelrod and a makeup artist are present. Axelrod: “You know, guys, I really don’t think this is the October Surprise I had in mind.” Carney: “With the Vice President hiding somewhere on the White … Continue reading

10. October 2012 by McG

October 4, 2012

One Term to Serve: After the Debate [McGehee]

TweetScene: The Oval Office. Biden, Carney and TOTUS are present. Carney: “WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU LAST NIGHT!!!???” TOTUS: “They wouldn’t let me in. It’s discrimination, pure and simple. Just because I’m a communications device they think they can exclude … Continue reading

04. October 2012 by McG

September 29, 2012

One Term to Serve: Resurrected and Reimagined [McGehee]

TweetA while back on my own site I wrote a few posts called “One Term to Serve,” a look inside the Obama White House. Here I offer a revival of that series, reimagined for the last few weeks of the … Continue reading

29. September 2012 by McG