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Why does Obama stammer so much?

March 28, 2008

Obama has my backing to be US president. Hillary’s a goner. Being as dishonest as she’s been, I just don’t know how the Clintons can look at themselves in the mirror once this whole thing is over.

Anyway back to Obama. I’ve watched almost every major speech he’d given since last year. He has improved tremendously on all counts except one thing. He’s still a terrrible conversationalist. Too many uhs, ahs, you knows, long pauses. Sometimes I felt like giving him a tight slap and screaming, “Say it man, say it! Goddammit!”

O knocks you out when he’s on stage giving those great soaring speeches but talk to him across the table mano-a-mano in a serious setting and you’ll cringe. Ok so maybe he wants to be careful with words and actually bounces every word in his head 3 times before it comes out but I tell you, all that hemming and hawing is not making him look, well, presidential.

Hillary’s quite the opposite. Lets give credit where its due. She’s a smooth talker, soothing voice and all, and is probably pleasant to sit down with and have a conversation over a latte. But on stage in front of a thousand people, she flunks. Just two words – monotonous bore.

What opposites. One man, one woman. One black, one white. One old, one young. One honest, one spiteful. One a great public orator, one isn’t. And one a soothing conversationalist, one you just feel like slapping.

Anyhoo, on scruples alone Hillary’s toast and I still say Obama 08!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2008 12:42 pm

    Haha… Great analysis. I’m rooting for Obama too. He’s such a refreshing change form the old school politician. Change we can believe in, indeed….I hope.

  2. March 28, 2008 11:08 pm

    Obama’s writing is amazing, too, if his book is anything to go by. ‘sides, who needs small talk when you can always fill the void with by saying, “Wanna watch some MTV?” And showing the Black-Eyed Peas clip with your “Yes, we can” speech.

    Winner!

  3. damien permalink*
    March 29, 2008 2:37 am

    Wahoo: Thanks for visiting. Yes I think Obama is the least tainted politician they’ve seen for a generation. The message of change is compelling, including for us here in Malaysia.

    Sheena: Thanks also for visiting. Yes, the Will.I.Am clips (there are two) are amazing aren’t they. I actually think the song in the 2nd clip is nicer. Have you seen the John.He.Is clip? (for John McCain)

  4. Bruce Robert Hawkins permalink
    August 3, 2008 7:29 am

    His speeches are pre-packaged prattle approved by George Soros and written by his employee, David Axelrod. In conversation, all we have in common is MTV. Do twenty minutes of research on the web and read Soros’ own words and look at that logo on the tail of the new Obama aircraft and smell the coffee.

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