It is long, but its outstanding writing and pithy conclusions are worth your time, if you want to be able to discuss this election.
Here are couple of teasers:
“Melancholy hung like thick smog over the reserved seats where I sat with Democratic Party staffers…its mood was sour. The air carried the acrid smell of defeat, and the crowd took shallow breaths.”
“On television, Obama’s spectacle might have looked like The Ten Commandments, but inside the stadium it felt like Night of the Living Dead.”
“The Democrats were watching the brightest and most articulate presidential candidate they have fielded since John F Kennedy snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. And this was before John McCain, in a maneuver worthy of Admiral Chester Nimitz at the Battle of Midway, turned tables on the Democrats’ strategy with the choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.“
“…rejecting Clinton in favor of the colorless, unpopular, tangle-tongued Washington perennial Joe Biden was a statement of weakness. McCain’s selection was a statement of strength. America’s voters will forgive many things in a politician, including sexual misconduct, but they will not forgive weakness.“
“That is why McCain will win in November, and by a landslide, barring some unforeseen event. “
“If Palin is unqualified to be vice president, all the less so is Obama qualified to be president.”
“Obama, in short, is long on brains and short on guts.”
There is a lot more.