‘Double Down’ offers an inside look at the 2012 US presidential campaign

Nov 12, 2013

“Double Down”

Veteran political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann gave us all of the juicy details of Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2008 with their political bestseller “Game Change”. Now the reporter duo is back with a sequel that airs all of the dirty laundry from the 2012 presidential election.

“Double Down: Game Change 2012” takes readers inside the closed door meetings and back rooms where the campaign’s most tense and heated moments took place. They go into juicy detail of how Republicans tried, but failed, to knock off a weak-looking Obama.

It gives you the story you never heard about how Romney picked a running mate from Herman Cain’s sexual harassment allegations to some confidential details that are sure to haunt Chris Christie well into 2016.


Mark Halperin, Senior Political Analyst for TIME and MSNBC. Co-author of Double Down: Game Change 2012.

John Heilemann, National Affairs Editor for New York Magazine, MSNBC political analyst and  co-author of Double Down: Game Change 2012.

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will be appearing at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena on Saturday November 16th from 4 to 5:30pm.


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