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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