Shades of Nixon? Behind the Scenes On the Hillary Clinton Campaign

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/03/15/Mark_Halperin_and_John_Heilemann_Game_Change

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, co-authors of Game Change, describe Hillary Clinton as a “Nixonian” figure during the 2008 presidential campaign. The authors comment on her use of the f-bomb, as well as her “bitterness, paranoia and anger” towards Obama.


Go behind the scenes of the historic 2008 election and learn more about the riveting book that even Stephen Colbert just can’t put down. Political journalists Halperin and Heilemann discuss in extensive detail the momentous rise of Barack Obama, shocking fall of Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, and the national phenomenon around John McCain choosing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.

From hundreds of interviews with people working inside the ’08 campaigns, learn more about the Obama campaign machine, how McCain staffers truly felt about Sarah Palin, and how Hillary Clinton was wooed as secretary of state. Since its debut, Game Change has been one of the most talked about books of the year – skyrocketing to #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. — Commonwealth Club of California

Mark Halperin has been the Political Director of ABC News since October of 1997. As Political Director, Halperin is responsible for the planning and editorial content of all political news on the network. In this role, he works with correspondents and producers for all ABC News programs, including “World News with Charles Gibson,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20,” and news specials.

John Heilemann is the national political correspondent and columnist for New York magazine. An award-winning journalist and the author of Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era and coauthor of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, he is a former staff writer for The New Yorker, Wired, and The Economist.



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