The gripping inside story of the presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country.“It’s one of the best books on politic. “Game Change” authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin attend the “Game Change” film premiere in (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images). Game Change has ratings and reviews. brian said: great minds discuss the campaign by political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

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The anecdotes and gossip make this worth reading, as does the perspective that comes from reading the events of in one monograph, as opposed to living those events over the course of two torturous years.

Part 2 three chapters is about the Republican primary race. In the end nobody comes out of this looking good. Even on election night, I was almost begging a friend not to prematurely uncork his champagne. Retrieved February 14, The best line in the whole book is from John McCain, speaking of the Republicans: The book ends with Obama being elected President of the United States and reporting on how he offered Clinton the job of United Heilekann Secretary of State in his administration.

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann

Since there’s a fairly good chance Clinton might become president 45, I bought a few nonfiction ga,e about her because I wanted to see what she’s about. One trend in the book which I found particularly specious was the repeated meme of the Clintons railing privately and not privately about how unfairly the media was treating them while fawning over the Obama campaign.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That said, the essential narrative of the primary campaigns and general election, and the basic characterizations of the people involved, are basically the same media narrative that gelled as we all lived through it.

The only one to come out of kohn brawl almost squeaky clean is Barak Obama and channge wife, Michelle. It depicts the candidates as they really are, rather than as the candidates would have us view them.

Mar 26, Ernie. The authors, Heilemann and Halperin reveal it all in this spicy smorgasbord: Every single page is juicy and fascinating.

GAME CHANGE by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

I mean, do I need to know that Senator McCain hangs-out wearing boxer shorts and a dress shirt? Open Preview See a Problem? Edwards was considered shallow, Gofre was not interested This book is in the tradition of Theodore White’s chante Making of a President series, which I devoured years ago as soon as they appeared, on the inside story of presidential campaigns.

He is the co-author of the No. And, as well as it can, this book delivers. Let alone the fact that however you cut it, this was a race of epically historic proportions. On the other hand, the Obama advisors, campaign staff and volunteers had an open line of communication and what seemed to actually be a johm purpose and comradery — rare in political campaigns. As their aides tried to avert their eyes, she tore off her blouse, exposing herself.

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

For example, there was no mention of the effect Benazir Bhutto’s assassination had gamr days before the Iowa and New Hampshire votes on the sudden surge of national security to the top of voter concerns.


Most of the quote are unattributed and the sources are unnamed, but he fact that this book has gotten as much publicity as it has without anyone raising their hackles at it leads me to believe that fhange reporting is right on. The entire book is basically the story of the right person for the job winning.

The book also alleges that Hillary Clinton wanted to make a bigger issue out of Obama’s heilrmann use, but was dissuaded by certain members of her staff. Marty Schenker, the Bloomberg News senior executive editor who oversees all politics and government coverage, pushed back on that assessment. That’s because it’s like The West Wing, but real life.

No ‘Game Change III’ (yet) from Halperin and Heilemann – POLITICO

Hillary is a good person whose campaign was ridden by internal conflicts, and who had trouble connecting with people even as she really wanted to be elected to serve them. Apr 11, Hadrian added it Shelves: I think it is a terrible neilemann for our nation.

That man is a lying, sanctimonious, delusional, and hypocritical scumbag. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The candidates’ styles were, not surprisingly, reflected in their campaigns.