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A Fun Read
on 23 August 1998
Some of the reviewers on this page have lambasted Lewis for not taking the campaign seriously enough. Come on guys!!! Have you ever READ any of Michael's previous books? This book was not meant to be a serious in-depth analysis of the campaign. That's what we have people like George Will and Bob Woodward for. Sure, Lewis focused time on Morry Taylor, an unknown. However, the parts about the Grizzz were the most enjoyable of the book. I didn't care about the candidates when they were running, so why the hell would I want to read about them now.
Lewis has truly captured the absurdity of the whole election year process. Pointing out how the only true candidate to speak freely (Taylor) got killed early on, as oppossed to the scripted efforts of the other candidates, was a sad reflection on how Americans are buying into the dog and pony shows as oppossed to ideas.
Read this book for a light hearted, enjoyable view of the 1996 campaign. If you want serious, this is not the place to be.