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Something to be said about rhetoric
July 4, 2008, 9:50 pm
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We all know Obama’s a great speaker. Some would even say speeches are the extent of his abilities. Yet a feature in New York’s Summer Issue (you know, the cover with McCain and Obama on the beach fist-bumping like the homies they are?) argues the significance behind Obama’s rhetorical strength. According to the article, the nation is run by words and deserves a leader who can formulate complex thought into articulate verse – which, if previous leaders (slash) contenders have demonstrated, ain’t easy.

“Raise High the Rafters” by Sam Anderson (New York Magazine)

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Rhetoric is all well and good, and a POTUS skilled it in would be a very pleasant “change” indeed. Sadly, while motivating and inspiring, rhetoric won’t get th job done.

I’d be more interested in a less polished candidate with more substance and a greater seeming grasp of the issues at hand and how to pragmatically address them.

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