Political Book Summaries, Reviews and Opinions

Political Book Summaries, Reviews and Opinions

Mccain makes a hard call


Obama had gone the safe route in his selection of Joe Biden, a do-no-harm pick that followed the classic vice presidential manual. McCain did not have such a luxury — or so argued some of his closest advisers. Schmidt and campaign manager Rick Davis believed McCain’s only hope of winning was to make an out-of-the-box choice. If we pick a traditional candidate and run a really good race, Schmidt told top adviser Mark Salter late one night, we still lose.

I think this was McCain’s “Hard Call” as he calls it in his book.

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