Only he had all the information and arguments. As this book is one of only a handful Michael Lewis's Trail Fever being the only other standout of which I'm aware that gives a full depiction of the 1996 race, I would immediately recommend it to anyone interested in the politics of the era. Joseph Lieberman: 1995: Support balanced budget with a date-certain plan. Well, if you want to know who George Bush is, look at the Iraq war. There's just too much there. When his father was on the verge of launching the Gulf War, the question was whether to go to the Congress and seek a resolution. I count myself as both a fan of Bob Woodward and, perhaps less predictably, as a fan of American politics in general and the 1996 election in specific I have a theory that important political watersheds occur most often in decidedly apolitical times.
Ever since was announced as the true identity behind Deep Throat, and Ed Gray, in separate publications, have used Woodward's book All The President's Men and his published notes on his meetings with Deep Throat to argue that Deep Throat could not have been only Mark Felt. Bob Dole: Values are connected with religion. He did not reveal the official's disclosure at the time because it did not strike him as important. But it's almost as if President Bush wants to wall himself off from that. The book covers all the candidates that try for the nomination, including those that would have been considered but chose not to run. Included in this wide-ranging political history is exclusive new material on the Republican primary contest; the White House and congressional budget battles; thetop secret Bosnia strategy sessions in the White House; the influence of Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. The deposition was reported in on November 16, 2005, and was the first time Woodward revealed publicly that he had any special knowledge about the case.
While always revolving around the two main candidates Clinton and Dole , Woodward also provides insights into the other Republicans who threw their hats into the ring Forbes, Buchanan, Alexander, Gramm, etc. Woodward apologized to , editor of The Washington Post, for not informing him earlier of the June 2003 conversation. Interesting insight into the 1996 election. While at Yale, Woodward joined the fraternity and was a member of the prestigious. Bob Dole: 1996: Better to have some reform than wait for perfection. Yet not only is there no coverage of it but there is not even a mention of its impact on the election. Do you think that was an important item in his mind? Candidate Dole gets much more ink than President Clinton, for whatever reason; considering the way things turned out, that might be a good thing because it's a bit like his political epitaph.
We are capable of planning the aftermath and executing the policy, and we will merge the two. And in this case, they had to all come together, and it took a long time. Barack Obama 1996 Book Reviews from Amazon. Woodward's four books, 2002 , 2004 , 2006 , and 2008 are detailed accounts of the Bush presidency, including the response to the and the wars in and. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. The Choice is also a character study of the two men and their wives, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elizabeth Dole. As I report in the book, on Aug.
Twelve of those have been 1 national bestsellers. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Spine is tight and crisp. And it turns out they were able to keep it secret for months and months. He gave the 2001 at , and has spoken at the , , , , and. And if you look at some of the worst-case scenarios, they did consider Saddam using the weapons of mass destruction he allegedly had. I would have liked to have seen the last five or six months of 1996 before the election included in this book.
What does this decision tell you about him? I asked the president about why at this time and why Iraq, and his answer was he needed to be ready. Do you know anybody else who's that sure of himself? I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim. In retrospect, Woodward made the following statement: I think that the decision to nominate the story for a Pulitzer is of minimal consequence. It is the private not the public faces of our politicians that engage Woodward's skeptical gaze. You've covered a lot of administrations.
E-mail: Send donations or submit quotations to: OnTheIssues. He also wrote the book , about the drug culture and the death of comic. It is a brilliant story—fake and fraud that it is. How do we meet Powell's arguments? Woodward spent time with candidates and potential candidates - Colin Powell, Pete Wilson, Lamar Alexander, Steve Forbes, Pat Buchanan, etc - for the Republican nomination, as well as their family, friends and staff. As I read my way through them, I'm surprised to find that they're still enlightening, informative and entertaining. Once he is convinced something is a problem, if he has the power to solve it, he will try to solve it. Before picking Jack Kemp as his running mate, Dole's short list included Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, and Tom Ridge, who all eventually served under George W.
Woodward outlines many of Morris' big moves in the Clinton campaign and a few that Clinton himself squashed before they came to fruition. What should our response be? While an investigative reporter for that newspaper, Woodward, working with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein, helped uncover the Watergate scandal that led to U. I think that the decision to nominate the story for a Pulitzer is of minimal consequence. Hillary Clinton: Bill and I believe in obligation to give something back. He was also the main reporter for the Post's coverage of the in 2001. Bob Dole: 1995 chief legislative goal: Balanced budget. In The Choice he has produced a look at the two candidates for the 1996 presidential race, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, published before the two parties' political conventions.
At one time, he was close to Admiral Robert O. . For general readers, Woodward is not the best author. There are lots of downsides here. Is that something about them, or is it something about Bush? Cheney's is: Go in; use the military; don't be reluctant; you have to be tough. The first thing is that he is determined to solve problems. I always love reading books about politics.
While an investigative reporter for that newspaper, Woodward, working with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein, helped uncover the Watergate scandal that led to U. And so he became spring-loaded to stop this. Dick Cheney: Decided against running for president in 1996. Are we thinking about these things? The New York Review of Books. I think there wouldn't have been a war. Bill is a caring, Bob Woodward's book on the 1996 Presidential campaign is a well written account of the ins and outs of a primary campaign.