Game Change, The Book, Inside the 2008 Elections.Submitted by Crabacado on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 15:42
I picked up a book yesterday that caught my eye:
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
I'm only a few pages in so far but I'm already engrossed by this intimate, inside perspective of the campaigns.
I'm going to post and update items from the book that I find interesting and relevant to the 2012 election cycle. After all, a lot can be learned from history, right?
Only 8 pages in and I found this quote quite compelling:
"The triumph of Barack Obama, the humbling of Hillary Clinton and the evisceration of John Edwards made January 3rd, 2008 a night for the history books. It was one of those rare moments in political life in which the world shifts on it's axis and everyone is watching. Obama, Clinton and Edwards all came into the Caucuses with similar hopes and expectations. And they all left in radically different places. Obama, confident to the point of cockiness, Clinton desperate but determined to save herself and Edwards doomed but playing the angles..." (Edwards had just reached out to Obama after it was clear Obama would win Iowa, asking to be his VP)
I'll post more additions to this post as I get further into the book, but pretty interesting so far.