November 4th, 2013
08:31 AM ET
11 months ago

10 more secrets from campaign 2012

Editor's note: This story contains references to potentially offensive language reportedly used by politicians during the 2012 campaign.

Washington (CNN) - "Double Down," a behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 presidential race by the journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is out Tuesday. It's the sequel to "Game Change," their 2008 campaign retrospective that became an HBO film by the same name.

The authors, self-styled ringmasters of Washington's political media "Freak Show," are skilled at creating buzz, packing their book with provocative tidbits and a range of splashy scoops - an impressive feat considering that the Barack Obama-Mitt Romney showdown was the most scrutinized national campaign in American history.

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  1. Data Driven

    Halperin and Heilemann can get the dirt, I'll say that for them. I liked the story of the GOP guy having a DEFCON 5 panic attack at the GOP Convention while Eastwood was blathering to furniture. The guy finally vomited.

    November 4, 2013 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Tell you the truth, GOP is gone to dogs. As long as you do not stand on planet Earth and think of USA–you are dead. Party has no values other than Gun lobby, foreign lobby, and Wars. BS. Gone!! My friend, gone.

    November 4, 2013 09:32 am at 9:32 am |