Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Barack Jennings Obama.

Most analysts compare this election to 1976 (though in some ways I think 1952 is more apt). Michael Zak has his eye on 1896.

Early on, Bryan looked like a winner, but his campaign faded in the fall. Rhetoric that had once seemed inspirational came off as pompous and bombastic. Worse, many voters wondered if Bryan really knew what he was talking about. While McKinley presented himself as a seasoned team leader, Bryan proved himself to be a naive, one-man show.

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