Worse than Watergate
was published in the heat of primary season, when all eyes began to focus on the November election of 2004
, pitting George W. Bush
against John Kerry. John W. Dean's profile remained incredibly high, with regular appearances on national TV and radio shows, and his widely read online column. No author or commentator possessed such unique knowledge of Bush's presidential ploys and their striking comparisons to Nixon's, an irresistible hook for the media in an election year that coincides with the 30th anniversary of Nixon's resignation. John Dean is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller Blind Ambition
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George W. Bush was elected president in a hotly contested election in 2000, becoming only the second son of a president to gain the office.