Buy a book, buy a candidate

There’s been a lot of discussion about how little some Republican presidential campaigns resemble true efforts to get elected, and how much they resemble book tours:

With the exception of Santorum’s tome, all of these books were published (and all ghosted with the possible exception of Paul’s book) in 2010 or 2011.

The candidates are shamelessly promoting their books on their campaign. Indeed, Cain will pass on a campaign stop in preference to a book tour signing and sale. One would suspect that David and Charles Koch instructed their political progeny to make bucks (and dodge campaign finance laws) by selling books while selling themselves.

I note with disgust to see that, while the previous edition of Huntsman’s book was forwarded by Larry King, the expanded edition has a scree penned by schlock-meister Glenn Beck. Mr. Huntsman should know better.

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2 comments on “Buy a book, buy a candidate

  1. jpyager says:

    Wow. I can’t talk though, because my candidate did that last cycle. Actually, come to think of it, I’m pretty sure McCain did too, and Palin. Shameless self-promoting. But would we do it too for truckloads of money? They could fill Scrooge McDucks money bin ten times over. Making money by running for president = genius.

  2. adelind says:

    Interesting point of view

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