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Off Script: An Advance Man's Guide To White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide

Off Script: An Advance Man's Guide To White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide

by Josh King

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781137280060
Pages: 336
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 9 Mb
Date posting: 2020-02-21
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The responsibility of being a public figure is no walk in the park - the world focuses on every move that politicians make and highlights their every mistake. "Image collapse" can befall anyone whose carefully cultivated persona is pitted against intermediaries in the broadcast booths of cable news networks or behind the photo desks of newspapers, magazines, and today's host of digital platforms. As a seasoned "advance person," someone who orchestrates TV- and photo-ready moments involving important political figures, Josh King has unique experience working with the reputations of public figures. In Off Script, King leads readers through an entertaining and illuminating romp through ten of the most catastrophic examples of political theater of the last quarter century. Readers might remember these flubs as simple cases of bad luck, but King argues that they were actually symptomatic of something more serious. We tour recent history to establish this lesson, and then turn to the Obama administration and what Josh calls the "Vanilla Presidency." King argues that Barack Obama has been more guarded and more protective of the presidential persona than anyone in history, and as we look to the two elections of 2016 and beyond, we have to wonder: Will our future president follow Obama's example? If so, how will that influence the relationship between our nation's citizens and their leader?