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A longtime Washington insider argues that former FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress, sent just before the presidential election in 2016 was a key determining factor in Trump’s win: “Compelling criticism…lapsed Trump supporters might well open their minds to this attorney’s scholarly, entirely convincing proof of the damage done” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
During the week of October 24, 2016, Hillary Clinton was decisively ahead of Donald Trump in many polls and, more importantly, in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Then FBI Director James Comey sent his infamous letter to Congress on October 28, saying the bureau was investigating additional emails that may have been relevant to the Hillary Clinton email case. In The Unmaking of the President 2016, attorney Lanny J. Davis shows how Comey’s misguided announcement—just eleven days before the election—swung a significant number of voters away from Clinton, winning Trump an Electoral College victory—and the presidency.
Davis traces Clinton’s email controversy and Comey’s July 2016 appearance before Congress, in which he said the Clinton email matter was effectively closed. From that moment until Comey’s late October letter to Congress, Davis says, Clinton was destined to be elected president by substantial popular and electoral vote margins. But the decision to send his October 28 letter, so near to the election, not only violated long-standing justice department policies but also contained no new facts of improper emails at all—just pure speculation. Davis shows state by state, using polling data before October 28, and on election day, how voter support for Hillary Clinton eroded quickly. He proves that had the election been held on October 27, Hillary Clinton would have won the presidency by a substantial margin.
Despite so many other issues in the closing days of the campaign—Trump’s behavior, the Russian hacking, reports of Clinton momentum in marginal states such as Georgia, Arizona, even Texas—after the October 28 Comey letter, everything changed. References to “Clinton emails” and “new criminal investigation” dominated media coverage virtually round-the-clock through election day November 8. Now Davis proves with raw, indisputable data how Comey’s October surprise cost Hillary Clinton the presidency and changed American history in the blink of an eye.

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Why Not Me?
AuthorAl Franken
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenrePolitical satire
PublisherDelacorte Press
Publication date
12 January 1999
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN0-385-32924-5

Why Not Me? is a 1999 political satire novel by Al Franken.

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Synopsis[edit]

Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office. This is a book for everyone who has developed an unexpected nostalgia for political 'norms' during the Trump years. Other books on the Trump White House expertly detail the mayhem inside; this book builds on those works to detail its consequences. The Great Invention: The Story of GDP and the Making (and Unmaking) of the Modern World. Then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy set up a commission led by Sen, Stiglitz and fellow. Figure 1: The tactics and techniques used by APT29 and APT 28 to conduct cyber intrusions against target systems. Both groups have historically targeted government organizations, think tanks, universities, and corporations around the world. APT29 has been observed crafting targeted spearphishing.

Franken campaigning for U.S. Senate

The book is made up of three different sections. First is Franken's autobiography, Daring to Lead. Second is a campaign diary, following Franken and his campaign staff across the primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The final section, supposedly written by Bob Woodward, is a behind-the-scenes account of Franken's first hundred days as president, titled The Void. There is also an epilogue, set several decades after the plot, giving historical perspective on the Franken presidency and Franken's post-presidential life.

The Campaign[edit]

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The book starts with Daring to Lead, Franken's campaign autobiography, in which he recounts his life from his childhood in the fictional town of Christhaven, Minnesota, to his college years, to his career on NBC's Saturday Night Live. We learn later from Franken's campaign diary that some parts of Daring to Lead are completely fabricated.

The diary describes Franken's experiences in the race. He starts out as a dark horse Democratic candidate, running on a single-issue platform (ATM fees). In the diary, Franken routinely insults the residents of New Hampshire and Iowa and describes numerous extramarital affairs, illegal actions, ridiculous campaign promises, and disastrous schemes designed to bolster Franken's poll numbers. Despite Franken's deceit, he is eventually given the Democratic nomination due to a rise in support after the Y2K bug creates glitches solely on ATMs. He is elected president in an unprecedented landslide victory.

The Presidency[edit]

The Void, a book supposedly written by Bob Woodward, describes Franken's brief and turbulent tenure at the White House. After Franken makes a bizarre inauguration speech apologizing for slavery, the resulting backlash sends Franken into depression. Franken's aides give him anti-depressant drugs, but this causes Franken to display strange behavior. Franken has himself cloned, punches Nelson Mandela in the stomach during a state meeting, and hatches a dangerous plan to assassinate Saddam Hussein by flying to Iraq and hitting him with a plaque that reads, 'World's Greatest Grandpa.' Congress forms a committee to investigate Franken's mood swings, which leads to the unraveling of his administration. After his diary is publicized, Franken is forced to resign.

The epilogue reveals that Franken's clone (parented by then-couple Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche) is now the head of Franken's presidential library. Franken's entire cabinet was impeached along with the President, and all served varied prison terms; Franken pardoned himself before resigning. Franken's term is revealed to have actually had some benefits: his campaign for Russia to enter NATO provides important global security; his Vice President, Joe Lieberman, turns out to be the greatest President in history and serves eighteen years in office; and his dismantling of the remains of the Glass–Steagall Act benefits his boosters in the insurance industry.

Most of the characters in the book are real people, but the events are fictional.

Characters[edit]

  • Otto Franken – Al's violent and alcoholic (fictional) brother, who attacks members of the press with two-by-fours and disguises himself and uses aliases like 'Dotto Dranken', 'Botto Branken' and 'Klotto Klanken' to mock Al Gore.
  • Dan Haggerty – TV's Grizzly Adams, whom the campaign uses for celebrity endorsement.
  • Norm Ornstein – A well-respected fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and friend of Franken. He is the campaign manager, and later the White House chief of staff.
  • Howard Fineman – former Newsweek reporter who is goaded into being the Franken campaign's public relations spokesman, and later becomes the White House press secretary.
  • Dick Morris – A famous pollster for Bill Clinton who joins Franken's campaign to develop strategy and raise money.
  • Frank Luntz – a Republican pollster who, Al thinks, is on the campaign only because he's a 'starfucker.'
  • Joe Lieberman – Franken's vice president. In reality, Lieberman declared himself an Independent after the elections.
  • Sandy Koufax – former professional baseball player who becomes Franken's Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
  • Al Gore – former vice president whom Franken politically destroyed during the 2000 Iowa primary; later became a congressman from Tennessee.
  • Franni Franken – Al's (real life) wife who is eventually used by the campaign after a heroic rescue of an old man in New Hampshire.

Writing style[edit]

Franken writes his own character as a blowhard who does not fully understand political issues and who, therefore, falls back on such clichés as 'The United States is the only remaining Superpower.'

Cpu and gpu temp monitor. In the (fictional) Franken diary, he uses initials to refer to various people and political blocs, such as 'O.' for his fictional brother, Otto, and 'S.P.' for the supposedly 'stupid people' whom he meets every time he attends a political rally. He also uses initials to refer to various young women with whom he is having affairs, the fact of which he hopes to conceal from his wife.

In the first part of the book, he portrays his children, Thomasin and Joseph (real people), as being against his running for the Presidency.

Parallels to future events[edit]

Franken correctly predicted that Joe Lieberman would be the Democratic Party's Vice Presidential nominee in the 2000 presidential election.

In 2008, Franken officially announced his candidacy for Norm Coleman's Minnesota seat in the U.S. Senate in the 2008 election.[1] He was eventually victorious, following a protracted recount.

In 2017, several columnists wrote about the possibility of Franken running in the 2020 United States presidential election,[2][3][4] in spite of his dismissing the idea the prior year.[5]

In 2017, Franken was accused by various women of sexual misconduct before and after his time as a U.S. Senator. This is similar to what he claims to do in the diary section of the book.

References[edit]

  1. ^'Franklin's announcement of candidacy'. alfranken.com.
  2. ^Cillizza, Chris (6 February 2017). 'Why 'Al Franken for president' isn't as crazy as you might think' – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  3. ^'No Joke: Al Franken for President?'. nationaljournal.com.
  4. ^'More and more pundits think Al Franken could be the one to take down Trump in 2020'. businessinsider.com.
  5. ^'Sen. Al Franken Won't Run for President in 2020 (Exclusive)'. November 29, 2016.
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