Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Zap! Pow! Blam!
Michael Crowley and Dan Goldman's 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail is a masterful summary of what seemed like an endless election cycle and turned out to be both memorable and historic. Spiked with plenty of world-weary humor (often courtesy of its reporter protagonists, Harlan Jessop and Jason Newbury), 08 made me realize just how unlikely Obama's win really was -- but also how little potential any of the Republican candidates had. (Sound contradictory? One word: Hillary.) I recommend the book to anyone who followed the election, but also to those who didn't and want to be brought up to speed in the least boring way imaginable.