The Corner

Verbal Tics

McCain keeps saying that Obama “doesn’t understand” various things–I wonder if this tactic will be effective. Obama, meanwhile, keeps saying “John is right”: a refreshing way of talking during a debate, but one that opens him up to obvious web-ad possibilities. Also, is it just me, or has Obama referred to himself as “we” a few times tonight?

Update: Here’s the ad

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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