Friday, December 28, 2007


From Giuliani’s “Leadership” to Clinton’s “Living History,” having a book - or two or three - seems like a prerequisite for candidacy in 2008. Emily Heil of the congressional newspaper Roll Call has read a whole stack of them - so you don't have to.

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Where is the transcript of this show?

Jan. 06 2008 02:23 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Feature films as new territory?

Wouldn't PT 109, the tale of Jack Kennedy's wartime heroism, have been a less than subtle part of his re-election campaigning? Again, he would be the model of the modern media-savvy candidate.

Meanwhile, books, as Heil points out, are a useful way to engage the reading public in an admittedly one-way discussion of ones philosophy and approach to policy of government.

Thanks for the survey, but just a quick look on Yahoo Search (Yes, I still use the evil Chinese collaborators!) tells me Mike Huckabee has written 4 books. Shouldn't you have done at least a short rundown of all the candidates’ tomes?

Dec. 31 2007 01:51 AM
Gleb Sidorkin from New York

The book is well-worn territory for campaigners, but why not the feature film? Al Gore's starring role gave him a huge PR boost, and the film medium has some things to offer that books don't. See my blog post:

Dec. 29 2007 11:53 PM

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