Say of the Day: David Brooks in NYT

When you’re at a Democratic convention, you’re reminded that this is a party in which everyone is a genius.  This is a party, in victory or in defeat, which is never lacking for intellectual self-regard.  You’re also reminded that this is a party that excels at smothering affection.  The Republicans admire their leaders by putting them up on a pedestal for all to see.  The Democrats make the psychodrama of their own rapture the central story. 

The real wisdom of Brooks’s piece is that there’s a way to passive-aggressvely marginalize McCain without whipping the old-age horse.   “He’s a great American, and he’s been a great public servant.  But he’s more than a little out of step with the times, and we can’t afford not to look forward.”

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