The Presidency by Hugh Sidey: The Melody of Democracy

The Presidency

The books, when they are written, may be titled The Longest Campaign or One Primary Too Many. If there is a martial ring to this Washington waggery, there is also an alarming truth. Political guerrillas for the 1984 election have assembled. They began probing ten months ago, a full year before Jimmy Carter did the same in his early-bird run at the presidency and nearly two years ahead of the traditional campaign kickoff. The upcoming presidential race will be the longest, most televised, most computerized, most numbing electoral spectacle in history. It...

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