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Heilemann and Halperin pan Hillary's book tour

Has Hillary Clinton's book tour been a bust? As this appearance on Charlie Rose (which was flagged by America Rising PAC) demonstrates, journalists and Game Change co-authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin are slamming the rollout:

"I don't think she's handled things well at all this week," Heilemann said.

"There are two things that happened with the release of the book that made me think she will have a harder road," Halperin continued, while conceding that Clinton is still formidable candidate: "One is, she was rusty. To handle the wealth question the way she did, I just thought just did not show a lot of deftness — a lot of finesse. The other thing is, I don't understand writing a book of that length without a message," he said.