John Heilemann and Mark Halperin | Clinton School Presents

Interview with John Heilemann and Mark Halperin for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with John Heilemann and Mark Halperin to discuss “Double Down,” the follow up to their No. 1 best selling book, "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime," which goes behind the headlines to tell the story of the historic 2008 presidential campaign. Based on over 500 interviews, Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York magazine, and Halperin, senior political analyst for Time magazine, provide a behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 campaign. In "Double Down," they explore the consideration of swapping Hillary Clinton for Vice President Joe Biden, the relationship between President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, insights into how each campaign operated behind the scenes, and the influences political leaders, such as Senator Cory Booker, Governor Chris Christie, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, had on the campaign.