Former Speech Writer (and native Nebraskan) Ted Sorensen died today at age 82. I got to meet him once; he was a truly thoughtful and very nice man. He wrote all of JFK's great speeches.
Having been forced to listen to the rabble of nebulous campaign blips and attack ads as I drove across 3 states this weekend, I can say speech writers that can write with style and substance are a rare species anymore.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Sorensen.