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Anything for a Vote - Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.s. Presidential Campaigns-logo

Anything for a Vote - Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.s. Presidential Campaigns

Joseph Cummins

Today's political pundits express shock and disappointment when candidates resort to negative campaigning. But history reveals that smear campaigns are as American as apple pie. Anything for a Vote is an illustrated look at 200-plus years of dirty tricks and bad behavior in presidential elections, from George Washington to Barack Obama and John McCain. Let the name-calling begin! • 1836: Congressman Davy Crockett accuses candidate Martin Van Buren of secretly wearing women's clothing: "He is laced up in corsets!" • 1960: Former president Harry Truman advises voters that "if you vote for Richard Nixon, you ought to go to hell!" Full of sleazy anecdotes from every presidential election in United States history, Anything for a Vote is a valuable reminder that history does repeat itself, that lessons can be learned from the past (though they usually aren't), and that our most famous presidents are not above reproach when it comes to the dirtiest game of all-political campaigning.

Today's political pundits express shock and disappointment when candidates resort to negative campaigning. But history reveals that smear campaigns are as American as apple pie. Anything for a Vote is an illustrated look at 200-plus years of dirty tricks and bad behavior in presidential elections, from George Washington to Barack Obama and John McCain. Let the name-calling begin! • 1836: Congressman Davy Crockett accuses candidate Martin Van Buren of secretly wearing women's clothing: "He is laced up in corsets!" • 1960: Former president Harry Truman advises voters that "if you vote for Richard Nixon, you ought to go to hell!" Full of sleazy anecdotes from every presidential election in United States history, Anything for a Vote is a valuable reminder that history does repeat itself, that lessons can be learned from the past (though they usually aren't), and that our most famous presidents are not above reproach when it comes to the dirtiest game of all-political campaigning.
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Today's political pundits express shock and disappointment when candidates resort to negative campaigning. But history reveals that smear campaigns are as American as apple pie. Anything for a Vote is an illustrated look at 200-plus years of dirty tricks and bad behavior in presidential elections, from George Washington to Barack Obama and John McCain. Let the name-calling begin! • 1836: Congressman Davy Crockett accuses candidate Martin Van Buren of secretly wearing women's clothing: "He is laced up in corsets!" • 1960: Former president Harry Truman advises voters that "if you vote for Richard Nixon, you ought to go to hell!" Full of sleazy anecdotes from every presidential election in United States history, Anything for a Vote is a valuable reminder that history does repeat itself, that lessons can be learned from the past (though they usually aren't), and that our most famous presidents are not above reproach when it comes to the dirtiest game of all-political campaigning.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Perkins

Length:

9h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

14:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

20:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

21:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

21:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:50