Mr. President

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AuthorHouse, 2000 - Fiction - 356 pages
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When Rick Riley, an intelligent, fun-loving and charismatic factory worker in Indiana, loses his job and decides to run for Congress, he encounters some unexpected opposition from the local Democratic party, his father, and his former boss, a multi-millionaire bent on revenge. After his campaign falters, he decides instead to run for President in the Democratic primaries on a lark, using the Internet as his medium.

In January, just weeks before the Iowa primary, an extraordinary event occurs that thrusts Riley into the limelight and lands him at the top of the polls. He considers such a prospect a hilarious turn of events, and he places everything in perspective, poking fun at the establishment and riding the wave despite an unorthodox platform.

He successfully thwarts the drastic tactics of his enemies, in particular his former boss, Fenton Stecher, and his primary opponent Mac Malone, the Senate Majority Leader from Texas. Along the way, he also falls in love with Joanne Schaffer, a Congresswoman from Arizona and another presidential candidate. Together, they change the whole idea of how politics works and challenge the stranglehold of special interests in Washington. If you ever wished for a presidential candidate who could tell it like it is and win the hearts of everyone, this book is for you.

 

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Best book I ever read. -- Curt Hayden

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
17
Section 3
40
Section 4
47
Section 5
51
Section 6
65
Section 7
69
Section 8
75
Section 26
207
Section 27
229
Section 28
233
Section 29
243
Section 30
249
Section 31
251
Section 32
261
Section 33
271

Section 9
81
Section 10
87
Section 11
93
Section 12
113
Section 13
121
Section 14
134
Section 15
139
Section 16
152
Section 17
159
Section 18
161
Section 19
163
Section 20
169
Section 21
172
Section 22
177
Section 23
189
Section 24
199
Section 25
203
Section 34
274
Section 35
281
Section 36
283
Section 37
285
Section 38
289
Section 39
296
Section 40
303
Section 41
308
Section 42
315
Section 43
326
Section 44
327
Section 45
330
Section 46
333
Section 47
334
Section 48
337
Section 49
345
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About the author (2000)

Hayden is the owner and editor of two monthly newspapers in southern Oregon. He has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Sociology, also in Education, a master's in Public Administration, and a master's in Biology.

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