These days, pundits throw up their hands in horror when Presidential candidates resort to negative campaigning. But the only surprise is why these guys are so shocked. Anything for a Vote is a whimsical look at 200+ years of bad behavior in presidential elections, from 1796 to the present day. It covers every election through the 2004 victory of George W. Bush (thank you, Swift Boat Veterans!), complete with whimsical illustrations and a handy graphic “Dirty Election Meter” (which ranks tactics on a scale from “Mildly Stained” to “Black as the Blackest Night”). It’s a valuable reminder that history does repeat itself, that lessons can be learned from the past (though usually aren’t), and that even some iconic American figures are not above reproach when it comes to the dirtiest game of all—presidential politics. With 35 2-color illustrations; Pub. Month: October 2007

Specs

  • 304 pages
  • 5 x 8 inches
  • 1 color
  • Paperback

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  • Dutch
  • French

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