Obama Speech Review

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  1. Sinatra
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    Solid speech from the President. The first half was a bit of a ramble, with the applause responses more than a bit forced. He stumbled often, even looked a bit apprehensive. Pelosi looked absolutely moronic at times.

    The last half delivery was far stronger for Obama, though once again, short on specifics and often contradicting political reality. But that has not caused him any undue difficulty to this point, and until more in the media hold him accountable, he has no reason to alter the contradictory nature of his oratory.

    Jindal's response was awful. While the content was acceptable, the delivery was terrible, particular when contrast with Obama's strong second half delivery.

    All in all, a solid showing for Obama, and a pathetic performance by Jindal. If he is to be a contender for consideration as a candidate for President in the 2012 race, he best get to work on improving his speechifying skills, because Good Lord, it was cringe-worthy tonight!

    PS - Obama did not reach the level of "Reaganesque" tonight. He still lacks that sincerity that Reagan pulled off so easily - that quiet assurance and confidence that Reagan always maintained during his prepared speeches. Granted, Obama is far less experienced than was Reagan, but again, Obama leaves many with the sense that while the quality of words sounded great, there was so little real substance, and an underlying sense of performance.

    While Reagan played Reagan, Obama still appears to be playing candidate - and that is a bit unsettling to more than few.
     
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    Glad to see we can at least agree on Jindal.

    I disagree however in using Reagan as the model for speechmaking. JFK and or even RFK still hold that title to me. Politicians on both side of the spectrum still invoke JFK and RFK's words to this day after more then 40 years which shows alot.
     
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    Thanks for the update. I didn't watch the speech. Obama stutters too much and he's too negative.
     
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    me and my buddy took a shot of southern comfort each time we heard deficit.

    Its a good thing we came mid way through the speech or it may have been ugly
     
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    Guess nobody else caught the "earmark free stimulus bill" comment from the President?
     
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    I caught that

    I got a good laugh from it
     
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    Obama's speech was just more soring rhetoric and campaign slogans, and fell predictably short on substance.

    As much as I like Jindal, his response was lack luster.
     
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    You may want to rephrase this sentence right here! :eusa_eh::lol:
     
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    I believe he was referring specifically to an earmark free budget next year.

    Definitely some slight of hand there, as his current proposed budget is said to have about 9000 earmarks in it!

    That is astoundingly brazen for him to say such a thing - but again, I believe he continues to work under the impression that the media will not hold him to account for his words, and actual reality.

    And sadly, up to this point, he is absolutely correct in that impression.
     
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    I enjoyed the part about "creating or saving 3.5 million jobs." Last week, wasn't it 4 million? By the end of the year, it will be "saving 1 job...my own."
     

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