Just so I won`t be accused of being coy or a tease, I googled and discovered the name of the book which relates how the Joe W. McQuaid-Steve Merrill friendship was destroyed by the Dole campaign in 1996. It`s a great read actually, Show Time by Roger Simon.
The Dole campagin comes off as the worst ever.
There`s also a great chapter on the tire magnate who ran for President tha year.
I actually read the book in galley form, a copy from Judy Reardon to Ray Buckley to me.
You just can`t make this stuff up.