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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There was little back-stabbing amongst staff members here. Edwards was considered shallow, Gofre was not interested, no one else particularly strong around except Hillary and they were terrified because if she had gotten the nomination, all the increasingly common rumors of Bill’s continued infidelities would surface.

McCain’s selection of Palin is almost painful to read about. The truth is actually worse. If you’re an Obama-hater you won’t like how he’s portrayed either.

But it felt like reading a trashy crime novel with names of real people substituted in for “Rex the private dick” and “Lolly the scheming sex kitten”.

For the first time, after all the bitterness and resentment that had passed between them as combatants, they had suddenly metamorphosed into different creatures with each chanhe — human beings.

I actually felt a little sorry for Palin at gae end of this – although the image of her surrounded by mountains of index cards as she studied policy with her increasingly frantic aides made me laugh a bit. Plus, I knew this story.

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

That’s one of the things that has me so upset about this election. Surprising, because when you Unapologetically gossipy play-by-play of the primaries and general. But here he was conceding to Clinton that her help was crucial to the success of his presidency. There should be dissertations written about Obama’s fundraising machine and McCain’s campaign belly-flop. Harry Reid was heavily criticized for comments he previously made about Barack Obamawhich had not been made public until they were published in Game Change.


And that goes to the reason why everyone involved with the exception of the contagiously crazy John Edwards hasn’t flipped out over “Game Change” – there’s just no reason to dignify drivel like this with a response.

Some of that is explained in this book – she was put in a difficult position, forced to stand by decisions she made when the war was still popular, and afraid to go back on her decision and being a flip-flopper like Kerry. For example, there is nada about the Democratic nomination process, so right there the first half of the book has been skipped. Sure, there were moments of amusement with an anecdote here or direct quote joohn.

And to learn that Palin was not vetted properly or merely superficially was down right reckless for the country. Hillary had difficulty dealing with personnel issues and was reluctant to deal with problems directly one wonders how that might have translated to her administration had she won.

Instead of the saintly wife dealing with cancer betrayed by her man, we get a shrew. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch In other words, watching the movie is no substitute for reading the book.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. McCain, who seems to have run for President because it was the only thing to do. Of the characters involved, John Edwards by far comes out the worst, while Hillary Clinton’s is the richest, most complex and ultimately sympathetic portrait. The release heilemqnn Sarah Palin. This changr is without qualification the best book about politics I’ve ever read.

Aug 23, Simon rated it really liked it. And don’t even get me started on John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth. Published January 11th by Harper first published January 1st Retrieved January 9, With all the buzz Mark Halperin and John Heilemann have been getting these past few weeks for their new television deals with MSNBC and Showtime, a rather obvious question is presenting itself: In addition, I watched a few minutes of the HBO movie and had the idea that most of this would be concerned with the rise of the unspeakable Sarah Palin.


GAME CHANGE by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Want to Read saving…. Hillary was putting together hielemann transition team, in charge of moving her and her staff into the White House, before she had even secured the nomination. I was not disappointed. I’m reading a lot of presidential history this summer and never got around to Game Change when it first arrived.

While reading it, I was constantly being struck by just how amazing the last presidential race was. Jonn several notable chhange of original reporting, it’s more a recap than a fill-in-the-blank. As a Romney supporter I was dismayed at the way his campaign was marginalized. The choice of words is softer. A decent consolation prize, as far as things go. Well, and in a book. According to the book, Edwards angrily rejected requests by his advisers to distance himself from Hunter.

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I am rating this journalistic account of the US political election 4. NOW i understand how she and bill are together while tipper and al are shockingly split: Reads like one long gossip column, which is about how entertaining and deep ehilemann is. Jul 07, Joyce rated it it was amazing. Then it’s Mean Girls on steroids with million dollar smear campaigns – oh, and on Wednesdays, we wear flag pins.

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