Obama/Biden: Beef You Can Believe In?

In their new book "Game Change", journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann allege that Barack Obama and Joe Biden were not the best of friends on the 2008 campaign trail. From Politico

[A] separate campaign call was regularly scheduled between the then-Delaware senator and two of Obama’s top campaign aides – “so that they could keep a tight rein on him,” write journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in “Game Change,” a long-awaited account of the 2008 campaign.

The book, based on over 300 interviews, reveals a series of previously undisclosed stories about the epic race.


The book also discusses the various other campaign plots including: a bit more on Sarah Palin's vetting and Michael Steele preparing as Barack Obama for John McCain's practice debates. Of course, Hillary Clinton's campaign is described as well, especially her husband's role in it.

In lobbying the late Sen. Edward Kennedy to endorse his wife, former President Clinton angered the liberal icon by belittling Obama. Telling a friend about the conversation, Kennedy recalled Clinton had said “a few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” the authors paraphrase.


Sounds like an interesting read. Has anyone out there checked it out yet?

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