A lot of disappointment across the board about Obama’s speech at the Democrat’s Convention, even from the liberal left. But was he ever a great orator or was it all a myth generated by a compliant media that almost everyone else was afraid to confront?
After all Iain Martin of the UK Daily Telegraph labelled Obama a “windbag” when he came to London in 2009 but clearly even the DT was shocked and it was blown down the memory hole….you can’t find the article now..
But at t last I have found at least one other person on the planet who agrees with me – Shawn P of Virginia Beach with his comment on this piece.
“Obama’s reputation as masterful orator under threat…” That would be because that was just another media lie, a part of the cartoon character they created in 2007/2008. The guy has NEVER been a good speaker. From “speech one,” if you were actually listening to what he was saying instead of swooning like a groupie, you suddenly realized…he wasn’t actually saying ANYTHING. None of his speeches ever had any content. None. He uses more words to say nothing than any politician I have ever seen. And get him off the teleprompter? Stand back. He can barely complete a sentence without stuttering and mumbling and contradicting himself.
I always felt that he would have been ideal as one of those actors who are shown in insurance commercials telling us how such and such a policy was great for his family (cue the Obamas)…good for an eighty second spiel spouting a script containing all the buzzwords but no substance – and certainly no chemistry….if you want chemistry, go to Palin…