Wallace’s, an award-winning American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and professor at Pomona College in Claremont, in his article “The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys and the shrub,” implies that a great leader is born when they set aside self-interest. He supports his implication by describing how McCain has two different sides by illustrating how both sides meld together to create a fantastic candidate for president.  Wallaces’s purpose is to make the young readers more involved in politics, so the nations decisions don’t just fall under the older generations in order to show that there vote and personal opinion is just as important.  He establishes a highly educated and informative tone with his audience of the younger generations, while creating a personal connection to McCain as a person and a candidate.



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