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McCain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking about Hope


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Is John McCain For Real?

That's the question David Foster Wallace set out to explore when he first climbed aboard Senator McCain's campaign caravan in February 2000. It was a moment when Mccain was increasingly perceived as a harbinger of change, the anti-candidate whose goal was to inspire young Americans to devote themselves to causes greater than their own self-interest. And many young Americans were beginning to take notice.

To get at something riveting and unspinnable and true about John Mccain, Wallace finds he must pierce the smoke screen of spin doctors and media manipulators. And he succeeds-in a characteristically potent blast of journalistic brio that not only captures the lunatic rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign but also delivers a compelling inquiry into John McCain himself: the senator, the POW, the campaign finance reformer, the candidate, the man.

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FPE, October 10, 2008 (view all comments by FPE)
Upon reading this originally in Rolling Stone during John McCain's first run for high office, I was taken by both the subject and the writer. Reading it again makes me think about what could have been, for both subject and author.
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Wallace, David Foster
Back Bay Books
Foreword by:
Weisberg, Jacob
Weisberg, Jacob
Political Process - Elections
Government - Executive Branch
Political Process - Leadership
Political Science : Political Process - Elections
Political Science : Government - Executive Branch
Political Science : Political Process - Leadership
Presidential candidates
McCain, John - Press coverage
McCain, John - Political and social views
Politics - General
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