Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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There is a new plot being hatched. While flying on a plane Hunter reveals that he has the audacity to run for public office. In fact, he is going to run for the Senate. There is more to this, as the pilot gets the drift that Thompson wants Frank to run his campaign. That's right, the same Frank that came up earlier. The one that can be driven to blows; in fact, he has attacked Hunter in the past. "Frank was McGovern's political director" (p. 462).

The other dramatic point of realism is that in 1972 it cost $5000 to keep an orderly political campaign moving forward - this includes all the Secret Service agents and the whole so-called nine yards. At this point Hunter S Thompson is the National Affairs Editor for Rolling Stone Magazine. Once readers are informed of this, the journalist moves into an interview...

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