The People's Choice: A Novel

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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 account of just such an intriguing scenario. Movie rights sold to Warner Bros.
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Overview

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 account of just such an intriguing scenario. Movie rights sold to Warner Bros.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452277052
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 936,773
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Greenfield

Jeff Greenfield is the CBS News senior political correspondent, and a veteran of CNN and ABC News. A four-time Emmy Award winner, he is the author or co-author of eleven books. He lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2007

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    It was nice timing even though it was far away! I expect at least 6 days but oh well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2003

    Completely Wonderful!

    This book is quite possibly the best political novel I have ever read, and I've read a lot. It uses humor, sarcasm, and some great prose to tell a story that's familiar to those who followed the Bush/Gore election scandel. I had first read the book in '97, but picked it up again after that. Just as wonderful today as the day it was published!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2000

    The People's Choice -- A Politico's Dreambook Come True

    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.

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