Speechwriters pay homage to legendary Ted Sorensen Theodore Sorensen mocked criticism of Barack Obama as someone who excelled at “mere words” and urged a nearly sold-out audience of speechwriters to savor a new era of eloquence. By Ragan StaffFeb. 16, 2009 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.