New York magazine is maintaining an online “Electopedia,” described as “A guide to (almost) everything there is to know about presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, from the important issues (Best Speech) to the really important issues (Hairstyle).”
So I looked up “Best Speech.” Here’s how the bit about McCain’s best speech ends. Errors in bold. Snark in brackets:
“After the convention, Newsday noted the ‘strong, soothing voice of the retired four-star general‘ and suggested he would make a good alternative to Pat Buchanan [For what?]. In the New York Times, Frank Rich said that the Arizona senator was the exception at a convention where ‘nearly every event and personality was pseudo.’ McCain didn’t win the nomination for vice-president in 1998. But considering how Dole did in the general election [In 1998?], it was probably for the best.”
I must admit I didn’t make it to the really important issues.