Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime - Study Guide Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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John Edwards knew that Hillary would be the front-runner and was certain that he would be the alternative. He gave no thought at all to Obama. He and his team mocked Hillary and thought one-on-one he would take her. Edwards had been planning his run ever since 2004 when he and Kerry conceded defeat to Bush and Cheney. He was confident he would defeat Hillary in Iowa and go on to be President. After he had been chosen as the VP candidate in 2004, Edwards became arrogant, egotistical and too important for small venues. He loved the Secret Service detail, the chartered jets and especially the big crowds - the people loved him! The formerly nice guy began to be rude to staff and to ignore donors.

Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with cancer right before election day 2004. She was a sympathetic figure and was perceived...

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