Now you can take the website "Democracy In Action" with you. This book brings the fine work done by Eric Appleman chronicling the 2008 campaign to the written page. The cartoons capture the spirit of this exciting race for the White House.
A good editorial cartoon can capture the essence of an event or a candidacy like few other media. This collection of over 250 editorial cartoons by more than 75 artists provides insights on the candidates for the 2008 Republican nomination and the process that led up to the Convention in Minnesota.
After seven years of President George W. Bush's leadership, Republicans faced a difficult electoral environment signaled by setbacks in the 2006 mid-term elections. Top contenders included maverick and media favorite Sen. John McCain, folksy former Gov. Mike Huckabee, rich and handsome former Gov. Mitt Romney, America's Mayor Rudy Giuliani, late entrant former Sen. Fred Thompson, and the libertarian leaning Rep. Ron Paul. McCain, an early frontrunner, saw his campaign implode at the beginning of July 2007 and yet managed to emerge as the presumptive Republican nominee eight months later despite grumblings from some conservatives.
In this collection, many of America's top editorial cartoonists offer their views on the GOP candidates, McCain's classic comeback, and the happenings on the road to St. Paul.
Eric M. Appleman launched the Democracy in Action website on the 2000 presidential campaign in May 1998 after earlier developing CD-ROMs on the 1992 and 1996 campaigns. He has continued to cover presidential campaigns with the P2004 and P2008 sites (www.P2008.org).
In collaboration with:
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
(editorialcartoonists.com) is the world's oldest and largest organization for professional editorial cartoonists. Founded in 1957, the AAEC is a professional association concerned with promoting the interests of staff, freelance and student editorial cartoonists in the United States.