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People's Choice: A Novel / Edition 1
     

People's Choice: A Novel / Edition 1

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by Jeff Greenfield
 

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ISBN-10: 0452277051

ISBN-13: 2900452277051

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

When voters flock to the polls every four years to elect a president, they are choosing electors along party lines who will cast the definitive votes in December. But what if the president elected by the people dies before the Electoral College casts its certifying votes? What if the vice-president is unfit to be president? The People's Choice offers a fictional

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People's Choice 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was nice timing even though it was far away! I expect at least 6 days but oh well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The United States faces a constitutional crisis as president elect MacArthur Foyle dies before the Electoral College can convene to officially enact the will of the people. When the Republican National Committee meets to endorse his inept running mate, Governor Ted Block (who does for Dan Quayle what Jack Stanton did for Bill Clinton in Primary Colors), a handful of electors object to the nomination, plunging the country into national chaos. The fate of the country suddenly lies in the hands of its electors, who must choose between Block, failed Democratic candidate Bill Mueller, and a host of other colorful write-ins. In The People¿s Choice, CNN senior political analyst Jeff Greenfield turns your high school civics teacher¿s worst nightmare about this would-be constitutional catastrophe into an easy, humorous read -- for anecdote-craving political junkies. But for the rest of us, 309 double-spaced pages are about 300 more than necessary: the underdeveloped plot is better suited as a short story parody in a weekly political science journal than a satirical novel for convenient readers. To his credit, Greenfield portrays the mayhem proficiently, sufficiently covering all the intricacies of American politics. His decades of experience in Washington (Greenfield¿s career began in the late 1950s under Bobby Kennedy, and later, as speechwriter for President Kennedy) shine through as he relives moments from numerous presidential elections.