And the 2020 Crackup of the Democratic Party
Written by Mike McCormick
Book review by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, September 15, 2020
I was attracted to this book by a television interview conducted with the author, Mike McCormick, I watched and found fascinating. Here is a man that worked in the White House for three presidents and their administration as an official stenographer. His duties were to create permanent records of speeches, meetings and events conducted by the various administrations he worked for consisting of both Republican and Democrat President.
McCormick discusses Joe Biden in light of his 2020 Presidential Campaign. He discuses the good, the bad and the ugly of Joe Biden. In fact, that would have been a better title for this book. McCormick makes it obvious that he was both impressed and discouraged at what he saw in Joe Biden and then explains why he feels the way he does on both counts.
The book served as a validation of material I have read elsewhere, more specifically in Peter Schweizer’s book, Profiles in Corruption in which Schweizer details the depth of corruption that the entire Biden family has engaged in and as a result of became extremely wealthy.
I admit that I was prejudice against a Joe Biden run for President for many reasons but the corruption was a major part of my dislike for him as a potential President. Keep in mind he was filmed admitting to a quid-pro-quo with the Ukrainian government where he threatened to withhold US Funds unless a prosecutor investigating the company for which Biden’s son worked, was fired. He was fired and Ukraine received the funds and Biden’s son became extremely wealthy for it. McCormick confirmed that this did in fact happen. He also confirmed that Joe Biden as Vice President was “played” by several foreign governments to which he had no adequate response.
If you are a Biden supporter, you will not like this book and will probably do your best to defend the indefensible. If you are Trump supporter you will most likely have your beliefs in Biden confirmed as I did. The term that came to mind as I read this portrayal of Candidate Joe Biden was “presidential.” Remember when people would judge presidential candidates on whether they were “presidential” or not? After reading this book, it would be extremely difficult to label Joe Biden as being “presidential.” On the contrary, he comes across very un-presidential.
Who should read this book? Every American would benefit from reading it prior to the 2020 election.
Would I read it again? Probably not. A second reading would serve no purpose.
Would I give it a gift? Probably not. Not the kind of book you would give as gift unless you knew the recipient had a deep interest in the 2020 elections.