Orange Crush by Tim Dorsey

Orange Crush

Tim Dorsey

A fast-moving, sometimes farcical, journey through a US election campaign where some of the tactics employed are so far fetched I began to wonder if they might have some basis in fact.

Extract

Nobody had ever been so popular in Florida. He had matured as a politician, growing more handsome and charismatic all the while. It almost didn't seem fair. He wasn't just good-looking for a politician; he was good-looking for a movie star, and he had mastered the art of looking you straight in the eye with a hint of empathy, making you believe for that moment that you were the only person in the world who mattered. He soon earned the nickname 'The Great Communicator', because of his unbelievably high approval rating among the people he was hurting.

Parallels
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