Stump Connolly, I Told You So! Donald Trump: The Awful Years in conversation with Rachel Greenwald-Smith and Eli J. Finkel

Been there, done that. How many political reporters can say that? Stump’s been gassed at the ’68 Democratic convention in Chicago, hung with Hunter Thompson in Wisconsin in ’72, spent the ’92 convention in New York inside Clinton’s command and control trailer and pioneered internet political coverage in ’96 as Stump Connolly, chief political correspondent of The Week Behind.  “I Told You So!” is his latest collection of columns about Donald Trump, the Awful Years. It opens in 2012 with Trump being named Statesman of the Year by the Sarasota Republican Party and ends in a flurry of stories about his desperate attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. Connolly is a veteran political observer of six previous presidential campaigns and the longest running political commentator on the Internet. His first book “STUMP, A Campaign Journal” grew out of a weekly email he circulated to other campaign reporters in 1996. He followed it up in 2004 with “Talk’s Cheap, Let’s Race” and in 2008 with “The Long Slog: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the White House.” He was also a senior producer on three PBS campaign specials available on Amazon as “Road to The Presidency: Inside the Clinton Campaign.”

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