How to Write a Rousing Acceptance Speech

Radar provides the blanks, you inject your own story into a clichéd mold
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2008 6:49 PM CDT
McCain's speech energized his supporters.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – For those whose daydream ambitions skew a little less rock-star and a little more presidential, Radar has a neat, automated form readers can use to produce their own nomination acceptance speech. Who doesn’t want to put their own stamp on clichéd, barn-burning oratory? But what, the discerning reader will wonder, will Radar ask of you? A short list of requested inputs follows.

  • The big one: "friends," or "fellow Americans?"
  • Name the small town you grew up in, and the honest labor you did to escape.
  • Name the sad corner of the world where hardship made you who you are today.
  • Choose two primary colors (hint: it works best with red and blue).
  • Name your vice president.
  • Your spouse's name (it you don't have one, you're in the wrong business).
To complete your speech, click the link below.