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Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime Themes

John Heilemann
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Themes

Game Changers

The book, "Game Change" delivers as advertised. The premise of the book is how change agents impacted the course of the 2008 presidential campaign. These "game changers" are the stars of the narrative and clearly demonstrate how they virtually changed US history.

The first game changer that is addressed in the book is the one that laid the groundwork for the possibility of the election to the presidency of a young, relatively unknown and inexperienced African-American politician. In 2007, the administration of President George W. Bush was winding down. The country was not only exasperated with the nation's involvement in foreign wars, overall Bush fatigue was taking over the country. They were ready for hope and change and they were ready for the game to change. Enter Barack Obama whose persona presented the biggest game changer the country could have imagined.

What could have lifted a young, inexperienced, and...

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Purchase our Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime Study Guide
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