Re: Obama Won but Romney Almost Was President -New book

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Posted by LLK on November 19, 2012 at 11:32:39:

In Reply to: Re: Obama Won but Romney Almost Was President -New book posted by JNL on November 19, 2012 at 11:25:00:

On TV, you get caught up in the interpersonal dynamics and therefore don't pay as much attention to the words they are saying. Reading the words, the interruptions, the arguments, the you said this, no I didn't, yes you did, it seems less like a debate than just two argumentative guys only listening to each other enough to find something to disagree with. There is no way to say this politely, but in print they sound like a couple of rude kids going at it. It makes you think, these are our leaders?

: What was so different about the debates in print?

: : I downloaded the book from to read on my computer. The interesting history of all past elections is good, but what I liked most was the extended coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign, especially 47% video thing and the four debates. It's interesting how different the debates read in print as compared to watching them on TV.

: : : Re the discussion below, this same author now has a great new post-election book out titled "Obama Won, but Romney Almost Was President: How the Democrats Targeted Electoral College Votes to Win the 2012 Presidential Election" by Everett Murdock PhD. He's a California State University professor. The book covers every presidential election in U.S. history, including the 2012 election. It reads sort of like a novel describing how each election played out and who the main characters were. It includes a lot of weird and interesting things that happened during presidential campaigns that led to one candidate prevailing over the other. It covers the 2012 election in detail, from the primaries on, and describes the key events (including the 47% video and transcript summaries of the four debates). it describes how the election played out in every state.

: : : The book focuses on the Electoral College. It points out the fact that because of the Electoral College, the two candidates spend a reported six billion dollars trying to win a handful of swing states (leaving the rest of us as onlookers). An astounding amount of money. Did it do any good? Would the election have come out any other way without all that money spent?

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