Synopses & Reviews
Thinking about voting for McCain? Read this book. Cliff Schecter's hard-hitting profile explores the gap between the public record of Senator John McCain and his media image. Drawing on a range of sources and adding his unique perspective and humor, Schecter guides the reader though McCain's long history of expedient flip-flops, especially on his signature issues of national security and campaign finance reform. Far from a straight-talking maverick, McCain emerges as a temperamental political chameleon who will do or say virtually anything to become president of the United States. On issue after issue - including the invasion and occupation of Iraq, torture, abortion, and gay rights - The Real McCain reveals a politician who started as a Goldwater Republican, experienced a brief period after sanity after his loss to George W. Bush in 2000, and began pandering to the very groups he challenged after deciding to run again in 2008.
A hard-hitting profile of a political celebrity, this book analyzes John McCains out-of-the-mainstream stances and expedient flip-flops on the economy, campaign finance reform, the Iraq war, and other key issues.
About the Author
Cliff Schecter is a Knight-Ridder columnist, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and the principal contributor to Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films website, which hosts the popular blog, TheRealMcCain.com. He is a regular guest on NPR, CNN, and many other venues that cover national politics.