Introduction, December & January
* Thompson discusses himself and his drug use.
* The authors explains the basic components of a political campaign, including the schematics of the voting demographics.
* The youth and African-American votes are considered important ones to secure.
Chapter 2, January, February, into March
* Thompson discusses his extreme awkwardness at not fitting in with the politicians and journalists.
* The author admits to being fond of Gene McCarthy.
* Thompson discusses his reputation for being a rebel, but how he is somewhat accepted by the upper classes.
* Journalists who do not respect Thompson's work tend to look down on him.
Chapter 3, February & March
* Senator McCarthy has a meet-and-greet with some constituents from a factory, setting the tone for the campaign trail ahead.
* The murdered Kennedys (John and Robert) dampen the excitement around the Democratic party.
* The party members debate the wisdom of obtaining Ted Kennedy in order to secure the African-American...
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