MinnPost: Cindy McCain dresses classy and young people love John McCain!
MinnPost item: Delegates dig "classy" Cindy McCain's awesome outfit!
You buy a house; Cindy McCain buys earrings. The earrings cost more. It's a good thing the McCains are just plain folks, and not, say, elitists with fancy tastes.
MinnPost item: John McCain has youth among his supporters, too!
Quick retort: While at the convention yesterday, I met a German graduate student named Katerina from Liepzig. She had been to both conventions researching her thesis. This is virtually the entire text of our conversation.
Me: "So, what are you studying?"
K: "I'm writing about what each party is doing to mobilize the youth vote. The Democrats are very active in engaging young voters this year."
Me: "What are you finding the McCain camp is doing?"
Me: [Awkward silence, wondering if she's finished. Turns out she is.]