The Sorkin-ization of Political Speech

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My friend Lizzie O’Leary, a reporter from Bloomberg, emails this Echo of Sorkin from the Obama speech:

A line you will hear from Barack Obama tonight: “It’s not because John McCain doesn’t care. It’s because John McCain doesn’t get it.”

Now this line from the American President, a movie by the greatest dramatist of presidential politics, Aaron Sorkin: “Bob’s problem isn’t that he doesn’t get it. Bob’s problem is that he can’t sell it.”

The skeptics will say it’s a coincidence. But the Sorkin lovers know the truth.

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