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Required reading for anyone who votes,
By A Customer
This review is from: What It Takes: The Way to the White House (Paperback)
This epic tale of the pursuit of the 1988 Presidential Nominations is the best book ever written about the unique breed of men who seek our highest office.
Cramer focuses on George Bush and Bob Dole on the Republican side and Gary Hart, Joe Biden, Dick Gephardt and Michael Dukakis on the Democratic side. Instead of giving us a campaign diary or obsessing over the minutiae of the candidates strategies, he provides virtual biographies of each man & an intimate portrait of why each of them wants to be, and is in position to be, President of the United States.
As one of the other reviewers said, if every American voter had read this book, Bob Dole would be President now, following the second Bush term.
More's the pity...