2016: The Campaign Chronicles

Second Edition

by JD Foster



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/10/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 830
ISBN : 9781796060492
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 830
ISBN : 9781796060515
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 830
ISBN : 9781796060508

About the Book

The 2016 campaign ended with Donald J. Trump as president-elect of the United States, astounding just about everyone. More than two dozen candidates had vied for the two parties’ nominations, leaving Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Her flaws standing in rough proportion to her strengths, Clinton had been the presumed Democratic nominee, though Bernie Sanders had nearly upended her run. In contrast, Trump’s capturing the Republican nomination seemed preposterous before and after the fact. The campaign overall was far more than the result. It was a long, tumultuous, outrageous frolic of American politics. The Campaign Chronicles was written contemporaneously with events as they happened so as to capture the sense of each amazing if horrific moment. Even weeks after the election, the country remained stunned by the outcome, which as we learned foretold of a presidency unlike any before it. But, before the presidency, there was a campaign, about which many histories will be written. But before the histories must come the chronicling, history stripped of faded memories and coherent perspective. Herewith, such a chronicling written from a determinedly neutral posture, presenting the good with the bad for all concerned.

About the Author

JD Foster worked in Washington, DC, on federal policy issues from 1985 to 2019. He served 6 years in senior economic policy positions in two White Houses, in the U.S. Treasury, for three U.S. Senators and a senior Congressman. Along the way he worked for a number of think tanks as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Chief Economist, writing and speaking on a wide variety of economic topics. He received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Colorado, a Masters Degree in economics from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Georgetown University.