DENVER — It’s hard not to get swept up by the convention here in Denver. As a student of politics, it’s almost intoxicating.

In college, my passion for politics very nearly stole me away from my first love: the pen. In fact, for nearly four semesters, I seriously flirted with the idea of pursuing a career as a speechwriter. Peggy Noonan’s musings about her years with Reagan and Bush were junk food for this diabetic political kid lost in the candy store.

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