"Although the book addresses a topic that many find confusing, the authors explain terms and issues clearly and concisely and make the topic easily accessible to the lay reader. The book offers insightful analysis of the important questions surrounding campaign finance laws and is an excellent reason for anyone interested in money and campaigns. Essential." R. L. Welch, West Texas A& M University, CHOICE, 3/1/2007
"Those interested in presidential history, President Bush, and recent history will highly enjoy reading this book." Curled Up with a Good Book, 9/20/2007
"As a worked aimed at alerting the media and the broader public to the issues of governing, Second-Term Blues succeeds admirably. Each of the chapters provides important historical background information pertaining to the George W. Bush presidency and each offers important and accessible insights into the performance of this president....it should be useful reading for anyone interested in understanding [Bush's] complex and controversial presidency." James M. Penning, Calvin College, American Review of Politics
John C. Fortier is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a columnist for The Hill. He is the author of Absentee Voting and Early Voting: Trends, Promises, and Perils (AEI, 2006). Norman J.Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He also serves as an election analyst for CBS News and writes a weekly column,"Congress Inside Out," for Roll Call.