Brian Ayres's Reviews > Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

Game Change by John Heilemann
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Apr 19, 10

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Read from April 14 to 19, 2010

For those who followed the 2008 election closely, there is a not a whole of new information here that was not reported on during the campaign season between 2007-2008. This book will be a good one to have around as a source in the coming years as a great chronicler of the race, but it's main intrigue today is the tabloid revelations and incompetencies in which the authors report, particularly that of the McCain campaign's bungling of the Palin VP selection.

I disagree that this read like a dramatic novel, because 99 percent of the people who read this book already know the the outcomes. However it is always interesting to read about the private moments of politicians and find out how much different they are than their public "brands" (i.e., Elizabeth and John Edwards). John Edwards and Bill Clinton will go down as the biggest snake-oil salesmen politicians in history. What a pair of megalomaniacs.

Other than tidbits like the Edwards love child and the ignorance of Sarah Palin there is not much here to get excited about.

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