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Gary Bauer
George W. Bush
Steve Forbes
Orrin Hatch
Alan Keyes
John McCain

Bill Bradley
Al Gore

Pat Buchanan
Harry Browne (LIB)
Ross Perot (REF)

Former Candidates and Prospects
Some ran, others considered it, others were mentioned...
Lamar Alexander
Elizabeth Dole
John Kasich
Dan Quayle
Bob Smith (Ind)

General and Specific Topics



Gary Bauer

Michelle Cottle. "The Making of a Crusader." The New Republic. March 15, 1999. >

Garry Wills. "Onward Christian Spoiler." George, July 1998.

Fred Barnes. "Bauer Power." The Weekly Standard. December 22, 1997, p. 18-23.

by Gary Bauer
Our Hopes, Our Dreams: A Vision for America--Focus on the Family Publishing, 1996.

Our Journey Home: What Parents Are Doing to Preserve Family Values (1992).

Co-authored w/ Dr. James Dobson, Children at Risk (1990).

George W. Bush

Seven-part series by Lois Romano and George Lardner Jr. "The Life of George W. Bush."  Washington Post, July 25-31, 1999. >

Articles in "Why W.?" issue of National Review, July 12, 1999.

Articles in "Rising Son" issue of Newsweek, June 21, 1999. >

Articles in "President Bush?" issue of Time, June 21, 1999. >

Fred Barnes. "The Annointed One." The Weekly Standard, June 14, 1999. >

Articles in "Who is George W. Bush?" issue of Texas Monthly, June 1999. >

Louis Dubose. "Running on Empty." The Nation, April 26, 1999. >

Dana Milbank. "What 'W' Stands For." The New Republic, April 26-May 3, 1999. >

Jeffrey H. Birnbaum. "The Man Who Could Be President." Fortune, March 29, 1999, p. 72-80. >

Julia Reed.  "Lone Star Stars."  Vogue, February 1999, p. 232-39.

Kenneth T. Walsh. "Can Bush Save the GOP?" U.S. News & World Report, November 16, 1998, p. 18-26.

Sam Howe Verhovek. "Is There Room on a Republican Ticket for Another Bush?" New York Times Magazine, September 13, 1998.

Fred Barnes. "The Heavyweight." The Weekly Standard, September 14, 1998, p. 19-23.

Jonathan Walters.  "The Taming of Texas." Governing, July 1998. >

Paul Burka. "President Bush?" Texas Monthly, July 1998.

Peter Beinart. "The Big Debate." The New Republic, March 16, 1998, p. 21-25. >

Julia Reed. "The Son Also Rises." The Weekly Standard, February 10, 1997, p. 23-27.

by George W. Bush
William Morrow plans to have A Charge to Keep, a campaign autobiography by Gov. George W. Bush with Mickey Herskowitz, out by November 17, 1999.

Steve Forbes

Ramesh Ponnuru. "Forbes ASAP." National Review, December 7, 1998. >

Dana Milbank. "The Conversion of Steve Forbes." The New Republic, April 27, 1998, p. 21-25.>
Ramesh Ponnuru. "Forbes ASAP." National Review, December 7, 1998.

Fred Barnes. "The Forbes Factor: How An Unlikely Presidential Candidate has Gained Surprising Momentum." The Weekly Standard, October 13, 1997.

by Steve Forbes

Unfinished Business--Regnery Publishing, Inc., Aug. 1999.

The Moral Basis of a Free Society--Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1998 [This essay first appeared in Policy Review in Fall 1997].

Orrin Hatch

Lee Roderick.  1994. Leading the Charge: Orrin Hatch and 20 Years of America.  Carson City, NV: Gold Leaf Press.

Richard Vetterli and Brad E. Hainsworth.  1994.  In the Lion's Den: The Story of Senator Orrin Hatch.  Springville, UT: CFI

Richard Vetterli.  1982. Orrin Hatch: Challenging the Washington Establishment.  Chicago: Regnery Gateway.

by Orrin Hatch
Higher Laws, Understanding the Doctrines of Christ--Deseret Book Publishing, 1995.

The Equal Rights Amendment: Myths and Realities--Conservative Press, 1983.

Alan Keyes

Bob Jones. "But can he win?" World, March 13, 1999. >

by Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future: Reclaiming America's Moral Destiny--Zondervan, 1996.

Masters of the Dream, the Strength and Betrayal of Black America--William Morrow & Company, 1995.

John McCain

David Grann.  "The Hero Myth."  The New Republic, May 24, 1999, p. 24-31. >

Tom Dunkel.  "John McCain's Private War."  George, January 1999, p. 68-72, 94-95.

Michael Lynch.  "The Good Soldier."  Reason, January 1999, p. 36-42.

Andrew Ferguson. "The Media's Favorite Republican." The Weekly Standard, July 6-13, 1998, p. 20-25.

Charles P. Pierce. "John McCain Walks on Water." Esquire, May 1998.

Carroll J. Doherty. "All in a Day's Battle: McCain, the Eager Warrior." CQ Weekly, Vol. 56, No. 21, p. 1356-1359.

Michael Lewis. "A Question of Honor: The Subversive." New York Times Magazine, May 25, 1997.

Robert Timberg. The Nightingale's Song--Touchstone Books, 1996. (paper edition)

by John McCain
with Mark Salter, Faith of Our Fathers--Random House, September 1999.

Bill Bradley

David Corn. "Bill Bradley: Can he get into the game?" The Nation  July 5, 1999.>

Melinda Henneberger.  "The Aura Of the Aura."  New York Times Magazine.  June 27, 1999.

Carl M. Cannon. "There's Something About Bill Bradley." George  June 1999.

John B. Judis.  "Journey Man."  The New Republic.  April 5, 1999, p. 22-27.>

Andrew Ferguson.  "Can Bradley Score?"  The Weekly Standard.  March 8, 1999, p. 16-20.

William Jaspersohn. 1992. Senator: A Profile of Bill Bradley in the U.S. Senate. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers.

Bradley is the subject of John McPhee's 1965 book A Sense of Where You Are.

by Bill Bradley
Values of the Game--Artisan, October 1998.

Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir--A.A. Knopf, 1996.

The Fair Tax--Pocket Books, 1982.

Life On The Run--Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., 1976.

Al Gore

Burt Solomon and W. John Moore. "Hometown Boy."  National Journal.  June 26, 1999, pp. 1872-1878.

Articles in "Team Gore" issue of Newsweek, May 24, 1999. >

Bob Zelnick.  March 1999.  Gore: A Political Life.  Washington, DC.: Regnery Publishing, Inc.

Dana Milbank.  "Political Machine."  New Republic.  January 25, 1999.>

John Nichols. "How Al Gore Has it Wired." The Nation, July 20, 1998. >

The March 2, 1998 issue of the New Republic ("Inside Gore's Head") has several articles on Gore.  >

Marjorie Williams. "The Chosen One." Vanity Fair. February 1998, pp 116-23 and 166-71.

David Maraniss. "As a Reporter, Gore Found A Reason to Be in Politics." Washington Post. January 4, 1998, p. A1.

Joe Klein. "Learning to Run." New Yorker. December 8, 1997.

Katherine Boo. "The Drama of the Gifted Vice President." Washington Post Magazine. November 28, 1993.

by Al Gore
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit--Houghton Mifflin, 1992.

by Tipper Gore
Picture This: A Visual Diary--Broadway Books, 1996.

Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society (1987).

Pat Buchanan

by Pat Buchanan
A Republic, Not an Empire--Regnery Publishing, Sept. 1999.

The Great Betrayal--Little, Brown and Company, 1998.

Right from the Beginning--Little, Brown and Company, 1988.

Conservative Votes, Liberal Victories: Why the Right Has Failed--Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., 1975.

The New Majority: President Nixon at Mid-passage--Girard Bank, 1973.

Harry Browne

by Harry Browne
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World: A Handbook for Personal Liberty--Liam Works (Great Falls, MT), 1997. (Re-issue of 1973 book).

Why Government Doesn't Work--St. Martins Press, 1995.

Ross Perot

Preparing Our Country for the 21st Century--HarperCollins, 1995. (transcripts of UWSA conference)

Intensive Care: We Must Save Medicare and Medicaid Now--HarperCollins, 1995.

Not for Sale at Any Price--Hyperion, 1993.

United We Stand: How We Can Take Back Our Country--Hyperion, 1992.
Former Candidates and Prospects

Lamar Alexander

Tom Dunkel. "Lamar?" George.  August 1999.

by Lamar Alexander
Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book--Rutledge Hill Press (Nashville, Tenn.), May 1998.

We Know What to Do: A Political Maverick Talks With America--William Morrow & Company, Oct. 1995.

The New Promise of American Life--co-edited with Chester Finn--Hudson Institute, June 1995.

Six Months Off: An American Family's Australian Adventure (1988).

Friends: Japanese and Tennesseans (with Robin Hood, 1986).

Steps Along the Way: A Governor's Scrapbook (1986).

The Tennesseans (with Robin Hood and Barry Parker, 1981).

Elizabeth Dole

Susan Crabtree.  "Thoroughly Modern Liddy."  Capital Style, May 1999, p. 30-35.

Ramesh Ponnuru.  "The Other Dole Campaign."  National Review, February 9, 1998, p. 22-25. >

by Elizabeth Dole
Co-authored w/ Bob Dole and Kerry Tymchuk, Unlimited Partners: Our American Story--Simon & Schuster, 1996.

John Kasich

Jonathan Chait. "Honest John." The New Republic, July 13, 1998, p. 22-25.>

Tom Dunkel. "A Headbanger Heads for the White House." George, June 1998.

Christopher Evans. "Kasich at the Crossroads." Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, June 7, 1998.

Andrew Ferguson. "It's His Party: The Rise of John Kasich." The Weekly Standard, June 16, 1997, p. 22-26.

by John Kasich
Courage is Contagious--Doubleday, November 1998.

Dan Quayle

Bob Jones. "Round 2." World, June 19, 1999. >

Melinda Henneberger.  "Starting Over."  New York Times Magazine, April 4, 1999.

Tucker Carlson.  "Dan Quayle Gets Serious."  Weekly Standard, March 1, 1999.

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead.  "Dan Quayle Was Right." Atlantic Monthly, April 1993.>

David S. Broder and Bob Woodward. 1992. The Man Who Would Be President. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Richard F. Fenno. 1989. The Making of a Senator: Dan Quayle. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly..

by Dan Quayle

Worth Fighting For--Word Publishing, July 1999

with Diane Medved, Ph.D., The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong-- HarperCollins, 1996.

Standing Firm--HarperCollins, 1994.

Bob Smith

Stephen Rodrick.  "Who the Hell is Bob Smith?"  George, July 1999, p. 74-77, 92-94.

John Ashcroft

Eliza Newlin Carney. "Preaching to the Converted." National Journal, May 16, 1998, 1108-1111.

John J. Miller. "Mr. Clean." National Review, March 23, 1998.

Bob Jones IV. "Sackcloth & Ashcroft." World, October 11, 1997. >

by John Ashcroft
Lessons: From a Father to His Son--Thomas Nelson Publishers (Nashville, Tenn.), May 1998.

Newt Gingrich

David Maraniss and Michael Weisskopf, "Tell Newt to Shut Up!"--Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Elizabeth Drew, Showdown: The Struggle Between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White House--Touchstone Books, 1997. (paper edition)

P.F. Bentley. Newt: Inside the Revolution--Rutledge Hill Press, 1995.

by Newt Gingrich
Lessons Learned the Hard Way--HarperCollins, April 1998.

with William Fortschen, 1945 [fiction]--Baen Publishing Enterprises, 1995.

To Renew America--HarperCollins, 1995.

with U.S. Rep. Dick Armey, Contract With America--Times Books, 1994.

with wife Marianne and David Drake, Window of Opportunity--Tom Doherty Assoc., 1984.

George E. Pataki

with Daniel Paisner. 1998. Pataki: An Autobiography--Viking, 1998.

Fred Thompson

At That Point in Time--Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., 1975.

Tommy G. Thompson

Power to the People: An American State at Work--HarperCollins, mid-August 1996.

Dick Gephardt

James Fallows.  "A Democrat Who Admits It."  The Atlantic Monthly, November 1997.

Richard Lowry. "Tricky Dick." National Review, May 19, 1997.

Richard Ben Cramer. What It Takes: The Way to the White House--Random House, 1992.

by Dick Gephardt
An Even Better Place--Public Affairs, May 1999.

Jesse Jackson

by Jesse Jackson
Legal Lynching--Marlowe & Co., 1996.

Keep Hope Alive--South End Press, 1989.

Straight from the Heart--Fortress Press, 1987.

Bob Kerrey

Robert D. Novak. "True Medal." National Review, October 26, 1998, p. 22-25.>

Craig Winneker. "What About Bob?" Capitol Style, June 1998.

Sen. Kerrey is working on a book.

John Kerry

John Chao.  "A Windsurfer in the White House?"  American Windsurfer, Vol. 5, Issue 5 (July 1998).

by John Kerry
The New War: The Web of Crime That Threatens America's Security--Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Paul Wellstone

Ruth Conniff. "President Wellstone? A Liberal Populist Considers a Run." The Nation, May 18, 1998. (cover story)

Dennis McGrath and Dane Smith. 1995. Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington. University of Minnesota Press.


Allan J. Lichtman.  1996.  The Keys to the White House, 1996: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President.  Lanham, MD: Madison Books.

Hugh Winebrenner.  April 1998.  The Iowa Precinct Caucuses: The Making of a Media Event.  Ames, Iowa: Iowa University Press.

Niall A. Palmer.  1997. The New Hampshire Primary and the American Electoral Process.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

William G. Mayer, ed.  forthcoming May 1999.  In Pursuit of the White House 2000: How We Choose Our Presidential Nominees.  Chatham, NJ: Chatham House Publishers.


Jeffrey H. Birnbaum.  "The Money Chase."  Fortune, September 7, 1998, p. 96.

"Campaign 2000" special issue of National Journal, November 6, 1999.

Copyright 1998, 1999 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action