Stand-Up Guy: John McCain's Campaign Trail Comedy

Everyone knows John McCain is a war hero. And he has a national reputation as straight-talking political maverick. What probably few people realize is that he can be very funny. Running for political office, of course, means giving speeches, lots of speeches. . In an era in which informality — plain speaking, as Harry Truman titled his autobiography — has replaced the orotund oratorical style of old, humor has become almost a required component of the stump speech. ...Full Story
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