August 8, 2008

THE SHORTER THE BETTER:

Republican Doesn't Plan Long Speech (Michael D. Shear, August 9, 2008, Washington Post)

Mark Salter, the top aide and longtime speechwriter for John McCain, has written a "working draft" of the senator's address to the Republican National Convention and is circulating the draft to a very limited number of his aides, sources inside the campaign said.

The speech as written runs roughly 21 minutes, but it could end up being even shorter, because McCain is not a fan of lengthy speeches, aides to the candidate said.


Other than the guys giving them, who is?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2008 7:22 PM

My dad has a rule for speeches: Be brief, Be obvious, Be seated.

Posted by: Mikey at August 9, 2008 9:22 AM

Then there's The Oneā„¢. As the only act, he's gonna have to provide that stadium with at least an hour-and-a-half set followed by couple of encores. And don't forget the lasers and flying pig and fireworks!


Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 9, 2008 9:38 AM

And lots of chants, salutes, and searchlights, Raoul.

Posted by: Mikey at August 9, 2008 12:08 PM

Raoul, thanks for the Pink Floyd reference. It takes me back to my college days.

Posted by: Bartman at August 9, 2008 4:35 PM
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