A Choice Not an Echo: The inside story of how American Presidents are chosen

This book, written in 1964, is more appropriate than ever.

Back-Room deals, behind closed doors, are very much part of the process of how American Presidents are chosen.

I didn’t realize it at the time, but Mike Huckabee was referring to Schlafly’s book and Romney’s back-room deal when he (Huckabee) gave his speech at CPAC:

We are a special nation. (Applause.) And we are a special nation because, throughout our history, we have been people who have made choices rather than simply echo the voices of others.

Update: What’s Phyllis Schlafly been up to since she wrote this book in 1964?

Update: I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I wasn’t paying attention to the Republican primary until late December 2007. I didn’t find out about the September 2007 Values Voter Debate until the beginning of March 2008. Here is a brief clip from that debate, showing the author of that book, Phyllis Shlafly, asking a question, and Mike Huckabee’s response. Unfortunately, the debate moderator’s microphone was on and you hear his background conversation during Mike Huckabee’s response…it’s a bit distracting, but the video is still worth watching.

Update: Phyllis Schlafly’s book is now available on Scribd:

A Choice Not an Echo:
The Inside Story of How American Presidents Are Chosen

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14 Responses to A Choice Not an Echo: The inside story of how American Presidents are chosen

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  6. blome says:

    Hey, your blog sucks. Just FYI.

  7. blome,

    And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”

    Luke 4:8

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  10. The original CPAC 2008 link,
    http://www.conservative.org/pressroom/2008/speech_huckabee08.asp,
    is no longer working. I found an archived version of at archive.org, and then made my own cache of that archived link using webcitation.org:

    Your recent WebCite request has completed. Following are the results from this request:

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    SUCCESSFULLY CACHED

    http://web.archive.org/web/20080501074620/http://www.conservative.org/pressroom/2008/speech_huckabee08.asp

    Please use the URL http://www.webcitation.org/5u8rUkTF6 to access the cached copy of this page

  11. I also found the CPAC 2008 speech in an archive location within the conservative.org site itself, and I similarly made a WebCite cache of that…

    ————————————–
    Your recent WebCite request has completed. Following are the results from this request:

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    SUCCESSFULLY CACHED

    http://www.conservative.org/cpac/archives/cpac-2008-former-governor-mike-huckabee

    Please use the URL http://www.webcitation.org/5sQmThJWW to access the cached copy of this page

  12. And here are the links for Mitt Romney’s speech at CPAC 2008:

    SUCCESSFULLY CACHED

    http://www.conservative.org/cpac/archives/cpac-2008-former-governor-mitt-romney

    Please use the URL http://www.webcitation.org/5uAHmCSLX to access the cached copy of this page

  13. And here are the links for John McCain’s speech at CPAC 2008:

    SUCCESSFULLY CACHED

    http://www.conservative.org/cpac/archives/cpac-2008-senator-john-mccain

    Please use the URL http://www.webcitation.org/5uAHtClHF to access the cached copy of this page

  14. …with a focus on behind-the-scenes conversations with reporters to shape coverage of Perry…

    Oh, so ethical… NOT!!!

    I think a lot of voters have had enough of “behind-the-scenes conversations”.

    And I think a lot of voters have had enough of media manipulation and spin in election coverage.

    We don’t want the media’s preferred candidate, regardless of their party label.

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