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New Political Thriller "What Would Lincoln Say?" Imagines 2012 White House Meeting(February 14, 2012)
ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz's new political thriller, "What Would Lincoln Say?" (www.WhatWouldLincolnSay.com), imagines a time-traveling (and culture-shocked) Abraham Lincoln struggling to get a meeting with President Obama.
"It seemed a natural because America is engaged in a second Civil War, now -- one of ideas, ideals and ideology," says Richard Fenton, co-author with Waltz of "Go for No!", a No. 1 Amazon.com best-seller for sales books.
"Who better to address our current challenges -- and talk sense to Obama -- than Abraham Lincoln?"
While the novel about a bemused 19th century president sampling his first Snickers bar and cleverly talking his way out of a psychiatric hospital ("You're who?") has plenty of light-hearted moments, Fenton and Waltz are serious about their goal. They want to educate the public about, and contribute to, conservative/Libertarian causes and candidates -- for which 25 percent of book sale proceeds are dedicated. They'd like to mobilize others to help ensure Obama is a one-term president.
The book opens with Secret Service agent Eric Landover arresting a gangly, black-clad man trespassing at night on the South Lawn of the White House. The man claims to be Abraham Lincoln, but of course, no one believes him.
The tale, which is rich in historically accurate detail, twists and turns on pivot points of science fiction, humor, action-thriller and politics before finally landing in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. There, Obama and NBC "Today" show host Matt Lauer "play along" with the man who says he's Lincoln.
And what does Lincoln say when Lauer asks him a trick question so fraught with complex problems -- reducing unemployment and reliance on foreign credit while growing government revenue, fighting climate change and restoring U.S. financial security -- he can't possibly answer?
Lincoln answers in one word.
About Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz
Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz of Orlando, Fla., are entrepreneurs, corporate trainers and best-selling authors who've co-written four books. After years watching campaigns and elections from the sidelines, they decided they'd been remiss in their civic duty and decided to get involved by doing what they do best -- writing a book.
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