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Professor’s new novel suggests a wild, wild time in 2012 election

August 3, 2011

Not since Teddy Roosevelt rattled the presidential election of 1912 with his Bull Moose Party has a third-party candidate managed to get much Electoral College love.

So maybe the U.S. presidential process is due for another dust up that puts the old Electoral College to the test, at least in a fictional sense.  Hank Adler, assistant professor, Argyros School of Business and Economics, thought so. In his new novel, From Three to Five, Adler creates a 2012 election scenario that features a veteran Sen. George Vincent who, disenchanted with his Democratic party,  establishes a new third party, enjoys rising success as a political maverick and catapults the electoral process into constitutional mayhem.

But wait, there’s more. There’s also a brouhaha brewing between South and North Korea, that latter having bombed one of the former’s islands and sunk one of its ships.

Professor Adler

Timely implications certainly abound and Adler’s acerbic touch lends more than a wink of satire, but are readers ready for a page-turner about the juicy Constitutional nuances of the Electoral College? Professor Adler, a former Irvine Unified School District board member and frequent commentator and writer on political issues, thinks they are.

“I hope readers will understand a little bit more about how the Constitution works, and the rest is just a lot of fun. There are a lot of caricatures of some ‘quote unquote’ fictional people,” Professor Adler says.

The book is available from Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats.

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