One-car Caravan

One-car Caravan

On the Road With the 2004 Democrats Before America Tunes in

Book - 2003
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The political columnist for "USA Today" offers behind-the-scenes stories from his travels with Democratic candidates for the 2004 presidential nomination, providing portraits of the candidates in the early days of their campaigns before the coming non-stop media coverage.

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Writing before John Kerry became the de facto 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, Shapiro (a political columnist for USA Today ) describes his experiences traveling with the Democratic hopefuls of the early campaign season. The result is a portrait of the candidates in the days before the major media coverage, the time when they begin to craft their messages and seek to build their financial war chests. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Walter Shapiro, the political columnist for USA Today and a seasoned presidential campaign reporter, decided that for the 2004 Democratic race, the most dramatically unpredictable nomination fight in three decades, he would get to the candidates early, when their campaign stops were small gatherings in New Hampshire living rooms and Iowa union halls, their staffs a beleaguered aide or two, their ideas not yet confided in sound bites. He hoped to capture the drama and the behind-the scenes stories of the opening days of a presidential race, the uncharted "Invisible Primary," when the candidates are open and accessible, and politics is still truly fun.
One-Car Caravan is the deliciously entertaining result. It is a revealing account of the humble roots of the current presidential campaign, full of incisive portraits of Howard Dean, John Edwards, Dick Gephardt, John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, and the others as they make the decision to run for president, and struggle to define themselves, raise money, and plot a course to the White House, well before most people are paying any attention.

Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, c2003
ISBN: 9781586481872
Branch Call Number: 324.70973 S
Characteristics: xiv, 220 p. ;,24 cm


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