Carney promised to read a chapter of Cramer's 1993 book What It Takes: The Way to the White House, a chronicle of the 1988 presidential campaign, to mark the author's legacy.
Sen. Chris MurphyChris MurphyDems wait for GOP olive branch after ObamaCare debacle GOP lawmakers defend Trump military rules of engagement Senate backs Montenegro's NATO membership MORE (D-Conn.) later tweeted that Cramer's book is "required reading" for his summer interns. Sen. John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Finance: Senate Dems call for investigation of acting SEC chairman | Wyden: Russia probe should focus on Trump financial ties | Dems seek more money for IRS Overnight Defense: Top general talks Afghanistan, civilian casualties | Defense hawks slam short-term funding McCain and Graham: We won't back short-term government funding bill MORE (R-Ariz.) and Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPaul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender Senate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral Biden: I regret not being president MORE, whose unsuccessful bid for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination is profiled in the book, had high praise for Cramer, as well.
RIP author Richard Ben Cramer, author of What It Takes, required reading for every Murphy summer intern.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 8, 2013
RIP Richard Ben Cramer - "What it Takes" is by far the best depiction of a presidential campaign ever written nytimes.com/2013/01/08/us/…— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 8, 2013
“He was an unmatched talent who set an enormously high bar for political journalism. I will miss him.” –VP on passing of Richard Ben Cramer— Office of VP Biden (@VP) January 8, 2013
Updated at 2:34 p.m.