Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012

I watched President Obama today on a TV talk show called "The View."  If you don't know, it's a talk show featuring five women, led by Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters.  Obama has been on before.  Watching him you have a sense that this is a part of his day he really enjoys.

For one thing, he's good at it;  words come easily, no ers, ands, uhs or buts.  He smiles.  He's relaxed.

I don't know that that matters, but the wordsmith often does win the election.

 "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."  JFK:  "Ask not what your country can do for you;  ask what you can do for your country."  Richard Nixon: I am not a crook.   Well, not great oratory there, but he was trying to avoid impeachment. Failed, of course, he resigned instead.

ernor Romney?  I remember him sayng that his wife "drives around a couple of Cadillacs."  More recently he said that 47% of us are "unwilling to take responsibility of our lives."  Not eloquence, of course, but affluence.  And the vote is still several weeks off.


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