My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In this election year, I live in a state where two candidates are attacking each other based how each handled their finances. At times, the political ads look pretty nasty.
Reading this book, I realize that this race is no where near as brutal as the races Swint covers.
Mudslingers looks at the dirty side of American politics. The personal attacks, the political ads, the underhanded deals, just about everything you could think of (but really should not) happens in this book. Swint covers all sorts of political races, from presidential right down to mayoral. And writing this as a list allows Swint to build to an ultimate climax of campaign brutality.
This book is not for everyone, but I do recommend this read for anyone who looks at today’s political attack ads and wonders if they could get any worse. Mudslingers proves it can get a lot worse.