And no, there's no particular point to this column. I'm just rambling. We geezers do that.
Even if Broder thinks the rest of the punditocracy has already said everything there is to say about Russia's invasion of Georgia (which would be fine), it's not like there's a shortage of other substantive issues that he could use his prime real estate to highlight.
But instead, we get a rambling collection of tidbits from conventions past, like these: McGovern wishes he'd thrown the veep nomination to the convention, like Adlai did in 1952. Adlai apparently was disappointed that they saddled him with Kefauver, instead of nominating his favorite, John F. Kennedy. (Well, doofus, if you wanted Kennedy, you should have nominated him yourself. Adlai in a nutshell.) Yaaaaaawwwwwn.