Richard Ben Cramer: The last trusted reporter
The sad news of Richard Ben Cramer’s death has given the political world an occasion to acknowledge his most ambitious work’s status as the best campaign book ever written. It also prompted one of the principal characters in “What It Takes” to make a startling admission to Salon.
“I'm going to tell you something that I've never told anyone before,” Gary Hart said this afternoon. “I never read the book."