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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Philip Freeman
"How to Win an Election" is a little primer, published by Princeton University Press, that flew out of bookstores just in time for Tuesday's election. The bright red cover reminded some older purchasers of Chairman Mao's famous "little red book" of a generation ago. Several hundred copies seem to have found their way to President Obama's election headquarters in Chicago.
With the 2012 Republican National Convention having sent its candidate forward and the Democratic National Convention set to do the same, this year's presidential campaign enters its most focused and fevered phase. Candidates, voters and dedicated observers of this vaunted political ritual would do well to take a deep breath and pick up a copy of "How to Win an Election," the advice Quintus Tullius Cicero sent his brother Marcus in 64 BC when the latter ran for consul, the highest office in the Roman republic.