Time Essay: The Political Show Goes On

"Basically, show business is politics. And politics, with its media blitz, is very much show biz. The big difference is that politics is real, very real, and that show business is a fantasy world."

These words of novice wisdom come from Television Celebrity Phyllis George. She picked up her insights working in her husband John Y. Brown's campaign for the governorship of Kentucky. Now that the national presidential campaigns are lurching out of various closets and back rooms, everybody will get a chance to sample and even overdose on that admixture of reality and stagecraft that politics has become.

Even in its...

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