John Lundberg procura a poesia nos discursos políticos dos candidatos à presidência dos EUA:
“Presidential nomination acceptance speeches surely aim to create great quotes, not to repeat them. So I should have figured that when I went digging around in such speeches this past week looking for lines of poetry, I'd come up empty handed. Well, almost. George McGovern quoted William Butler Yeats in '72: "Count where man's glory most begins and ends, and say: My glory was I had such friends," but went on to win just one state and 17 electoral votes. Not exactly a ringing endorsement of the political power of verse. “
“While poetry may not be referenced often, the best speeches are full of poetry themselves, most notably in their emphasis on rhythm. “
- ler aqui o artigo no blog de Lundberg no The Huffington Post.