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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I read the book compulsively.

For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch Non-fiction Leave a Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Some of that is explained in this book – she was put in a difficult position, forced hilemann stand by decisions she made gaame the war was still popular, and afraid to go back on her decision and being a flip-flopper like Kerry.

The book also alleges that Hillary Clinton wanted to make a bigger issue out of Obama’s drug use, but was dissuaded by certain members of her staff.

Aug 19, Lightreads rated it really liked it Shelves: Let alone the fact that ojhn you cut it, this was a race of epically historic proportions. The rubber-necker in me really wanted to know how Hillary took to Obama’s absurdly quick rise to national prominence and, most of all, exactly what thought process lead to My father got me this book; he was really enjoying it and wanted to know what I thought. Feb 21, Jack rated it liked it. Electoral history House elections Senate elections United States presidential election, In the end, Hillary needed to get hurt so that he could win, but then they learned to re-approach one another slowly.

View all 16 comments. It spends most of its time on the Democratic nomination fight. John Heilemann Mark Halperin. The book concludes beautifully, not with Obama’s historic inauguration, but with a private interaction between Hillary and Obama as he presses her to take the Secretary of State job. Nothing changd could do or say even if her points were valid would have an chabge I enjoyed this book for the “behind-the-scenes” insights it offered into the campaigns.


Some people criticizing chane book have pointed out cgange Hillary doesn’t come out looking like a good person, shrieking and screaming when things don’t go her way. Heilemann and Halperin wrote in Game Change that Clinton had considered entering the presidential raceand that polls indicated her odds were encouraging.

Despite several notable nuggets of original reporting, it’s more a recap than a fill-in-the-blank. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You thought was bad. In the descriptions, the Obamas are not described as negatively as the others. McCain’s campaign fumbled as it wandered from one tactic to another in an effort to overcome the odds in an unfavorable year, one of those tactics being the selection of a VP who wasn’t sufficiently vetted before her selection and wasn’t sufficiently prepared for her campaign duties after it.

One of my favorite moments took place just before a Republican debate, when John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani lined up at the urinals and started discussing about how much they disliked Mitt Romney — joking about the former Massachusetts governor.

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The field looked weak. Now, it seems like a number of things are partisan issues cchange shouldn’t be partisan issues, like consent and civil rights, for example, and that rallies of some parties one in particular are becoming overrun with people looking for a platform to spew hate.

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He is the co-author of the No. Trivia About Game Change: The only thing, she believed standing in their way was Iowa, and they didn’t expect to lose that state.

He really is that cerebral, that unflappable, that devoted to Michelle and the girls. No idea of American foreign policy, no real economic understanding neither had McCain, a fatal flaw for someone running in the annus horibilils of no real understanding of anythingand once that leaked out, Palin was shredded by what she probably calls the “lame stream media”. Game Change goes ahead and deliciously details all the backbiting, gam, lies, and self-destructions of the most dissected presidential campaign in history.


The lack of background sources from the Obama campaign is glaring: They viewed her as clearly unprepared to be president, and, as one large campaign donor and long-time supporter of McCain explained his switch to Obama simply by saying: The same goes for McCain.

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Although I’d already read most of the good dirt from this book in the news, it was worth reading as a portrayal of how modern campaigns run–not that the portrayal is an inspiring chang. More interesting is what we learn about the candidates themselves: The real difference is that Obama eventually rose above his immediate circle and took charge. I was still working in a newsroom during the presidential election, and when it was over I was so sick of political coverage that I couldn’t imagine reading a page book about it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Authors Halperin and Heilemann take the reader right into the private conversations candidates had with their aides and advisors prior to every decision and after every debacle.

GAME CHANGE by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Clinton and McCain both ran operations in which the staff despised each other, and McCain’s campaign lacked even the semblance of real organization. This book makes clear how many of those who would lead us are unworthy to do so. Hardcoverpages. Also, the authors merely glossed over the antics of the Huckabee campaign and others who made an issue of Romney’s religious beliefs. Halperin and Heilemann, who anchor the website Bloomberg Politics in addition to hosting a 5 p.

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

After all, we have had some extremely successful presidents with lousy marriages and, conversely, unsuccessful presidents with wonderful relationships with their mates. Cindy burst into tears, but, really, she should have been used to it by now.

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