Posts Tagged ‘Political Speechwriting’

Quote Box: What Speechwriters Hate

At the White House, even the most rudimentary speech is read by about a dozen people (if not more). This is also a terrible process for any writer since their words are invariably dumbed down by some political operative or second-guessed by some literal-minded lawyer, or rewritten by some staff person with a literary bent who has the great American novel in his desk drawer.

Matt Latimer,  former speechwriter for President George W. Bush,

Politico, July 16, 2016

Quote Box: Speeches Can Make a Difference

… the timeworn method of repeating a clear message can still, over time, change minds and then outcomes. 

Jeff Shesol, Five Myths About Political Speechwriting, Washington Post, July 2016