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The race to the GOP nomination has very little to do with actually winning the Presidency, and much more to do with selling books. Just about every GOP contender has a new book, or books out, as well as other Republicans connected with the GOP race.
A quick rundown:
Newt Gingrich: “The Crater” & “A Nation Like No Other”
Callista Gingrich: “Sweet Land of Liberty”
Mitt Romney: “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness”
Rick Perry: “Fed Up”
Herman Cain: “This Is Herman Cain! My Journey To The White House”
Donald Trump: “Time to Get Tough”
Ron Paul: “Ron Paul Family Cookbook”
Michele Bachmann: “Core of Conviction”
President Barack Obama had success weaving his books – including “Dreams of My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope” – into his 2008 run for President. But the Republicans have taken it one step further, with all of them incorporating book signings into their campaigns.
Basically, the GOP field and assorted hangers ons and spouses, have used the Republican Presidential race as a way to sell books and line their pockets. George Will - “Mr. Cain, who used this as a book tour, in a fundamentally disrespectful approach to the selection of presidents.” – hit the nail on the head regarding Cain. But the fact is, all the candidates are doing it.
This isn’t a political campaign any longer for the GOP. It’s a book-selling scam.
Crossposted at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles