Book[ edit ] Game Change included several new assertions about the campaign that had not previously been reported. The book also detailed an hour-long meeting between Hillary Clinton and pollster Mark Penn , during which Clinton accused Obama of "playing the race card " and importing people into Iowa to improve his chances at the caucus. I think it is a terrible choice for our nation. She was encouraged to run by her husband, former-President Bill Clinton , but their daughter Chelsea Clinton advised her against it. Clinton was also against running because when she was running for senator, she made the voters the promise that she would complete her full senate term. The book did not provide any further details, except that the affair was "a sustained romantic relationship".
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This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. May need free signup required to download or reading online book. Mark Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines has yet been told. In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the countrys leading political reporters, use their unrivaled access to pull back the curtain on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns.
How did the tumultuous relationship between the Clintons shape—and warp—Hillarys supposedly unstoppable bid? What was behind her husbands furious outbursts and devastating political miscalculations? Why did McCain make the novice governor of Alaska his running mate?
And was Palin merely painfully out of her depth—or troubled in more serious ways? Game Change answers those questions and more, laying bare the secret history of the campaign. Heilemann and Halperin take us inside the Obama machine, where staffers referred to the candidate as Black Jesus. They unearth the quiet conspiracy in the U. Senate to prod Obama into the race, driven in part by the fears of senior Democrats that Bill Clintons personal life might cripple Hillarys presidential prospects.
They expose the twisted tale of John Edwardss affair with Rielle Hunter, the truth behind the downfall of Rudy Giuliani, and the doubts of those responsible for vetting Palin about her readiness for the Republican ticket—along with the McCain campaign staffs worries about her fitness for office.
And they reveal how, in an emotional late-night phone call, Obama succeeded in wooing Clinton, despite her staunch resistance, to become his secretary of state.
Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, this is the occasionally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.