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Game Change authors offer political insights
WASHINGTON (3/1/11)--President Barack Obama needs to move toward the political center to get re-elected, but Republicans still must broaden their appeal to Hispanic and younger voters to make it a close race: So say two of the nation’s top political reporters, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Halperin and Heilemann, authors of “Game Change,” a best-selling book on the 2008 presidential election, were among the speakers during the Monday sessions of the Credit Union National Association’s Government Affairs Conference, held here through Wednesday. Heilemann said Obama was elected with a campaign that appealed to all voters, but has ended up governing in a more partisan way. He added, "The president also proved to be less of a communicator." Heilemann said that when Republican Scott Brown stunned Democrats by winning the seat so long held by Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Obama’s advisers urged him to begin adjusting his strategy. Co-author Halperin told the audience he questions whether Republicans can take advantage of Obama’s vulnerability in 2012. Halperin said despite political problems, Obama remains a charismatic and skilled politician. He said so far, there is no Republican frontrunner with comparable political talent.


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