Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Mike's Election Guide 2008 Paperback – August 26, 2008
From Publishers Weekly
With his characteristically smug, sarcastic, nudge-and-wink style, Moore shows how Democrats can score a slam-dunk in November in a guidebook comprised of half-kidding essays, all within Moore's prescribed range: wry humor, pissed-off rants and sweeping generalizations. In Moore's book, Obama's victory is a more-or-less forgone conclusion; naturally, he offers Obama a list of 10 Presidential Decrees for his First Ten Days (bring back the draft, but just for rich kids; ban high fructose corn syrup; free HBO for everyone). His opening salvo, "Ask Mike," includes questions like "Why should I vote? It only encourages them," and explanations that include a possibly inflammatory take on McCain's stint in Vietnam as a pilot and prisoner of war; Moore points out that if McCain's military service is up for discussion, why won't anyone ask what McCain did to the Vietnamese? Sure to provoke, Moore covers his back with a bibliography and an index of sound bites his right-wing opponents can attack him with ("Long live Chairman Mao!"). Readers will get what they expect; Moore's guide probably won't change any minds, but it's an entertaining, occasionally thought-provoking take on this year's big event.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Read by Moore with his trademark sardonic sense of humor, the book is less a guide to the election than it is a manual that analyzes the list of mistakes the right wing has made in the last eight years. Moore is always good at looking at both sides of the story with raw honesty, and this book is no different. He gives listeners plenty of reasons to vote for Obama, but more prominently, a plethora of reasons not to vote for another four (or eight) years of a Republican administration. Ultimately, Moore offers an entertaining reading that will keep listeners engaged. (Audiofile 2008) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Anyone who thinks this character is funny needs to get their head examined, especially after what he said about Hurricane Gustav being a God send for interrupting the RNC. There is a potential of people losing their lives, and this clown makes a joke out of it. What a complete loser!
It was not on the backs of men like Moore that our nation was founded and preserved; rather, it was sacrifices by courageous individuals who embraced honor, integrity and fortitude while constructing the road to freedom. Moore's work is simplistic, readable and somewhat humorous (in a small-brained sort of way)...the perfect gift for the intellectual beggars in your life.
Mike Moore for President!
Please, people. Michael Moore is as much of a 'war profiteer' and 'fear profiteer' as those he criticizes.
He's looking for one more stroke on his massive ego.
Don't give it to him, and let's all watch that ego explode.
At the same time, I can't totally comdemn this book, because it did bring a smile to my face. His idea to "give everyone free HBO" is asinine and funny all at once. And who would not support that ? His reference to gay marriage, with the picture of the two hot lesbians tongue kissing each other is also funny. I realize that Moore is a guy who is funny and that in my mind redeems him. At the same time, his basic political stance is total horse manure.