One thing was blatantly apparent during the President’s speech tonight – the man is definitely not as good of a public speaker as the mass media and swooners made him out to be during the election. The man says “iii, Uhhh, ahhh, iiii, uuuuhhh, iiihh, etc.” more than anyone else that I’ve ever heard during a public speech! Sure, President Bush screwed up simple pronunciation and that was a huge embarrassment for the United States, but those crazies on the far right might be correct in their assessment that President Obama can’t speak clearly without a teleprompter to read!
Any for the brainwashed leftists out there, understand this – just because someone speaks with a definitive tone (which Obama clearly speaks in) doesn’t mean that they are a good speaker! It means that they are confident, yes. But interrupting the free verbal flow of one’s ideas with constant, “iii” and “aaaaahhh” blips is indicative of a speaker who is unsure of the intellectual weight of his words.
As someone who supports this President (and all Presidents, by the way), I really hope that Obama invests some time and resources into practicing how to speak in public. When he stutters and stammers his way through a press conference like he did tonight it does NOT show this country the strong leadership that it voted for during the election.
Oh, and enough of the “I inherited this” crap already. You’ve been President for two months – you’re no longer “inheriting” the initial problem, but you’re now dealing with pieces of the recession that have been created on your watch! And what, exactly, did you create? There is a mess with this AIG thing, right? Hey – didn’t YOUR Treasury Secretary create that mess before you were President? Does that mean that your administration is inheriting its own mistakes? Can you rightly blame that on Bush?
Here’s hoping for more from President Obama and his administration. Where is the change that America voted for?