By Ben Shapiro
Project President is a hilarious romp via American electoral history.
From brief, fats, bald John Adams' wig-throwing tantrums throughout the 1800 election to Abraham Lincoln's determination to develop a beard in 1860; from John F. Kennedy's option to forgo the fedora at his inauguration to John Kerry's determination to get Botoxed for the 2004 race; from the Golden Age of Facial Hair (1860-1912) to the Age of the Banker (1912-1960); from Washington's fake enamel to George W. Bush's exercise session routine, Project President tells the tale of America's love affair with presidential seems and visual appeal, why that regularly issues greater than a politico's positions at the matters, and what may possibly good be coming subsequent.
"I'm consistently mentioning the facility of costume. It's semiology: our outfits ship a message approximately how we wish to be perceived, and the place is that this extra robust and obvious than in elected offices. In Project President, Ben Shapiro captures presidential semiotics with a powerful narrative and deft analysis. It's at the same time attention-grabbing and hilarious!"
Project Runway, Liz Claiborne, Inc.
"Ben Shapiro takes a romp via American heritage and indicates how personality--and even haircuts--have elected or defeated presidential candidates. It's a travel via historical past that lovers of either events will enjoy-and can study from."
Resident student, American company Institute
Senior author, U.S. information & international Report
Co-author, The Almanac of yank Politics
"Presidential politics has constantly been extra superficial than we'd wish to admit. With a trendy and likeable contact befitting a powerful candidate, Ben Shapiro takes us deep into the self-love that has formed American history."
"Shapiro deftly explains how peak, hair and handsomeness can impact a candidate's crusade up to concerns. A enjoyable, informative read."
Nationally syndicated speak convey host
Host of CNN's The Glenn Beck Show
"A hilarious and illuminating trip via America's centuries-long fascination with presidential image-making. no matter if you're left, correct, average or apathetic, this vigorous booklet gets you prepared for the packaging of the '08 races."
"This is a perceptive, witty-sometimes hilarious-look on the realities at the back of the faces and the facades, the slogans and the nature assassinations, of every presidential crusade from George Washington to at the present time - with a lot for us to reflect on for tomorrow."
-Sir Martin Gilbert
Official biographer of Winston Churchill
"An exciting and illuminating romp throughout the politics of symbolism and character in our presidential politics. If you're deliberating working for president, learn this e-book earlier than you spend a dime on a political consultant."
COLMES: Who do you need [for the superb Court]?
ANN COULTER: thanks for asking. i would like Ben Shapiro.
COLMES: Ben Shapiro.
ANN COULTER: convinced. He simply complete his first yr at Harvard legislation, 21 years previous.
COLMES: You suggest for a date or for the court docket?
ANN COULTER: No, for the court docket. He's my candidate. He's very vivid. He's already written one best-selling ebook.
COLMES: you need to placed a 21-year-old man at the courtroom?
ANN COULTER: Twenty-one, and he's simply entire first yr of Harvard legislation.
COLMES: so that you wish a person who's going to be at the courtroom for fifty, 60 years? Is that - is that the total inspiration?
ANN COULTER: No, I simply take place to love Ben Shapiro.
Hannity and Colmes
Fox information Channel
July eight, 2005
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At the same time individual voters became more consistent in their voting habits over time. In a study of thirteen boroughs between 1761 and 1868, Phillips and Wetherell conclude that partisanship was close to random before 1832—that is, the chance that someone would vote the same way at consecutive elections was almost the same as the chance of voting differently. But after 1832, constituencies experienced ‘extreme increases in consistency’, with the chance of partisan voters shifting allegiance falling to 2 in 10.
True, the majority of county seats still went uncontested at any given General Election, but the trend was clear. As in the larger boroughs, it seems likely that one important factor here was the growing inﬂuence of the press, both national and countybased, which encouraged the further penetration of national issues into local politics, and made it easier for aspiring politicians to ﬂoat a possible candidacy. ¹⁴ But if an emergent ‘public opinion’ was beginning to reshape electoral politics in the ﬁrst decades of the nineteenth century, it was during 28 john bull at the hustings the great reform crisis of 1831–2 that it became a transformative force.
But as memories of ‘dangerous’ physical force radicalism began to fade, so self-consciously popular leaders such as Cowen and John Bright gradually became more willing to speak to large, outdoor audiences. Contemporaries had no doubt that what was at stake here was the class politics of public john bull at the hustings 41 space—taking politics out of doors meant taking them to the poor and excluded. Hence when the radical trade union leader George Potter travelled to Dewsbury in 1868 to speak for Handel Cossham, the beleaguered ofﬁcial Liberal candidate, he was roundly condemned by local Radicals who declared that ‘he should have given his address in the open air, not in the rich man’s chamber [the town’s Theatre Royal]’.
Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House by Ben Shapiro