They call it a
horse race, and in this election the candidates got out of
the gate early. But it's still hard to tell them apart and
make a choice. Mark Halperin, veteran reporter and political
analyst, sizes up the White House hopefuls with
intelligence, insight, and his trademark wit, offering
engaging, in-depth examinations of the histories,
qualifications, agendas, and personal beliefs of the major
candidates—including Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Rudy
Giuliani, John McCain, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Fred
Thompson, as well as some "dark horse" contenders.
Among the features in this book:
Issue-by-issue charts defining where each candidate
stands on the war in Iraq, health care, taxes, the economy,
and other significant points of debate.
assessment of each candidate's strengths and
A hypothetical glimpse into the future
of each candidate's potential presidency.
Areas of possible controversy that could spark
heated discussion and affect the outcome of the race.
Personal facts and anecdotes about each
candidate—including exclusive Q&As covering everything
from their junk food weaknesses to their biggest