I love Peggy Noonan.
Posted by sanityinjection on August 22, 2008
I really do. Whether you agree with her views or not, she is the woman who made Ronald Reagan the enduring figure he is today by writing the unforgettable speeches he delivered so well, drawing praise even from his most bitter foes. Her years of experience at the heart of American politics, and her delightful ability to turn a phrase make her column at WSJ.com both a joy and a privilege to read.
Her latest is no exception. She argues that as voters are starting to pay more attention to the Presidential race, the gap in the polls is closing because people see Obama as different from them and have difficulty identifying with him. She suggests that McCain has an opportunity to become the front-runner if he can seize the moment at the GOP convention, and makes the case for taking a one-term pledge as the step that could propel him over the top.
I really wanted to excerpt some of Noonan’s great quips for you, but there are so many that you really must just read the column. Don’t worry, it’s not that long: