Ted Sorensen, RIP; Ted Sorensen, live on in us

Ted Sorensen is dead. It’s the biggest imaginable news in the world of rhetoric, and yet, once you’ve read The New York Times obituary, what’s left to be said?

I guess it’s this: If the only speechwriter a person ever knew about was Ted Sorensen, he or she would assume all speechwriters were intelligent, humble, measured, loyal, discreet, gentle, funny, warm and indispensable.

Let’s honor Ted Sorensen by trying to live up to it.

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