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Posted inBuying of the President, Democracy, Elections

Commentary: What it takes to buy the president

Half a century ago, journalist Joe McGinniss authored The Selling of the President, a brilliant exposé about the unabashed marketing of successful 1968 presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon. The image on the book jacket perhaps said it all: the candidate’s smiling face emblazoned on a pack of cigarettes. The extent of the shameless packaging of […]