Obama bio likely to affect 2012 race

A Pulitzer-prize winner and author of acclaimed biographies of baseball legend Roberto Clemente and football coach Vince Lombardi, Maraniss co-authored a book on the 1994 Republican takeover of the House entitled: “Tell Newt to Shut Up.” And there’s his outstanding biography of President Clinton, “First in His Class.”

The Obama book won’t be out until June 19.

We’re hearing that, in the same way Maraniss went several layers deep to get the real story of Clinton during his Georgetown and Oxford years, there’s some particularly good stuff about Obama’s years at Occidental College and in New York.

Hmmm. Just a couple months before the 2012 Democratic Convention.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.


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