Smashmouth: Two Years in the Gutter with Al Gore and George W. Bush

Smashmouth: Two Years in the Gutter with Al Gore and George W. Bush

by Dana Milbank
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465045901

ISBN-13: 9780465045907

Pub. Date: 01/19/2001

Publisher: Basic Books

Contrary to most media reports, negative campaigning is actually in decline, but our political system is no better off for it. Or so believes Washington Post political writer Dana Milbank, whose campaign book Smashmouth provides a witty yet ultimately very serious look at the sense and senselessness that occurred during the 2000 presidential campaign. What matters

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Contrary to most media reports, negative campaigning is actually in decline, but our political system is no better off for it. Or so believes Washington Post political writer Dana Milbank, whose campaign book Smashmouth provides a witty yet ultimately very serious look at the sense and senselessness that occurred during the 2000 presidential campaign. What matters is not whether a campaign claim is positive or negative, but whether the claim is relevant," writes Milbank. "The press should police outright falsehoods, of course, but otherwise let the candidates fight it out." Traveling by bus, plane and motorcade with the candidates, Milbank provides an indelible behind-the-scenes look at the brutal skirmishes that made up this century's first presidential campaign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465045907
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)

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