After you are done enjoying Mark Steyn’s piece on John Edwards’ two Americas (see the post below), savor this dissection of the same spiel by David Gelernter:
“Last week, I heard an admiring TV pundit explain, to general agreement from his fellows, that Edwards’ ‘two Americas speech’ is his No. 1 asset, followed closely by his self-made-man, up-from-the-working-class life story. The problem is, they cancel each other out. . . .
“Edwards’ life story shows that his message is false. If your story is ‘poor boy makes good,’ your message can’t possibly be ‘this is a two-part nation where poor boys are prevented from making good.’ Exactly how dumb are the voters supposed to be? And if the real, implicit message is different
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