American Forum - Double Down: Game Change 2012
January 8, 2014
11:00AM - 12:30PM (EST)
MARK HALPERIN and JOHN HEILEMANN, authors of Game Change -- the bestselling chronicle of the historic 2008 presidential election – discuss their new inside account of the 2012 campaign--Double Down, the battle ahead in 2014 and the future of American politics. In Game Change, they captured the full drama of Barack Obama’s victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. The new book, Double Down, picks up the story in the Oval Office, where President Obama is beset by crises inherited, unforeseen and of his own creation. Halperin, who has covered seven presidential elections, is an editor at large and a senior political analyst for Time magazine, and a senior political analyst for MSNBC. An award-winning journalist and author of Pride Before the Fall, Heilemann is the national affairs editor for New York magazine and a political analyst for MSNBC.