I found this in my parents’ basement. For you kids who haven’t seen anything like this before, it’s a quickie paperback. Before the Internet, if you had some big breaking news or some bullshit story you wanted to get out quickly, this is how you did it. This specimen of the genre came out before the ’72 election after the Eagleton disaster, and it’s a top-notch fantasy piece by the man probably best known as the co-author of John Denver’s autobiography.
I don’t know if there are a lot of parallels between this race and 1972, but one of them is that the incumbent president got his wish. He’s running against Paul Ryan’s budget and the Republican House’s do-nothing intransigence, which is what he’s wanted all along.