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Maureen Dowd Wants a Candidate Like H.W. Again

The New York Times columnist on her new book, The Year of Voting Dangerously, and what we’re missing about Donald Trump

Maureen Dowd.

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Maureen Dowd has covered every president since the early ’90s. The second President Bush even gave her a nickname: “The Cobra.” In her new book, Dowd examines what it takes to lead the country and what the press is missing about the current Republican nominee.

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