Gov. Mitt Romney’s Convention Speech — An Alternate Version

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

With the possible exception of the day we fight off the alien attack (“Today — we celebrate — our Independence Day!”), there is no greater moment for an American political speechwriter than the final day of a presidential convention. And since an alien attack is probably decades away, the best I can do is write a mock address for Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney. The following borrows loosely from Gov. Romney’s previous speeches,...

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It’s the Stupidity, Stupid

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Whatever the impact of Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” statement on the 2012 elections, the conventional wisdom has already formed and hardened. And the conventional wisdom is “stupid.” “Representative Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senator from Missouri, became nationally notorious yesterday for saying something stupid.” –Editorial, National Review Online “He said something we all recognize...

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