Rep. Marjorie Greene’s Book Was a Massive Flop.
For a few years now, Georgia Representative Marjorie Greene has been working hard to stay relevant and for the most part, succeeding. Following a similar path to Ron DeSantis, Greene made the conscious decision to attach herself to the hip of Donald Trump and allow her career to live or die with his success with the base. She has been one of the most successful small dollar fundraisers for the Republican Party, and has stayed in the good graces of Trump’s supporters.
To bad her book’s not doing well.
James Bickerton with Newsweek writes:
According to figures from the retail giant the work is now just the 541,331st most popular book for sale on its website, ranked 9,914 in the ‘Women’s Biographies’ sector.
Ron Flipkowski, editor in chief of self-styled “pro-democracy news network” MeidasTouch, noticed the book was in freefall in the Amazon sellers list on Tuesday. Posting on X, formerly Twitter, he said: “Marge’s book dropped another 1,000 spots on Amazon in the last 24 hours…”
Of course, it’s easy to poke fun at something like this when it happens to a person as reprehensible as Marjorie Greene.
But…why? We know that Republicans like her, so why is her book doing so poorly?
Well, for one thing, I don’t imagine her base has much interest in reading. They might like listening her to fling their favorite talking points at a wall on national television in search of something that sticks, but it’s genuinely funny to think they’d have any interest in reading a book credited to her.
And then there’s the other layer to it: Greene’s not popular with the people who actually do buy Republican lawmakers’ books in order to get them on the best sellers list. She’s not popular with the right wing think tanks that buy their books in bulk in order to inflate the numbers, so here she is with a flopping book and no end in sight to the downward trajectory.
It’s the perfect encapsulation of Greene herself, really.
There’s just…nothing there.
Greene has higher ambitions. No one like her would publish a book if she didn’t. But, is this lackluster response a sign of things to come? As much as politicians like her want to think they can emulate Trump and get the same type of response, we’ve been shown multiple times now that it’s far easier said than done. Greene is far closer to being the next Ron DeSantis than next Donald Trump, and I wonder what it would take for that reality to set in for her.
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