Skip to comments.The Top Ten Best (and Worst) Communicators of 2011 (Perry and Obama are ranked)
Posted on 12/27/2011 9:50:09 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
.....5. Rick Perry had the most publicized communication failure of the year with his brain freeze in remembering his third point in a very public setting. The Rule of Three is good, but you dont want to say There are three things in advance in a very public forum such as a Presidential Debate unless you know you will remember them. Or have them in your notes. So he could have topped the Worst list with that faux pax along with his early amateurish debate performances, marked by halting mannerisms, jerky style and hostile attacks. But hes here in the middle because he recovered pretty well, mostly by poking fun at himself. So at least theres a positive learning point here the power of humor.
.....10. President Barack Obama -- The President always appears on the list sometimes best, sometimes worst but the bully pulpit is so powerful in America that the communication style and impact of the President has influence far beyond the issues. So it is this year as Obama, who once led the Best list in 2008, now is the best of the worst. Weve often blogged on Obamas failure as a communicator. Here it is not so much deception as evasion where the promise of Change and Hope was trumpeted from his Bully Pulpit so forcefully that everyone believed. No longer as leadership from the White House, and from Congress as well, has stalled. Instead of a Presidential vision and message we have political maneuvering and name calling. When we need uniting, we hear dividing. Whether one agrees or disagrees with the politics of the name calling isnt the point the learning is that when in a position of power, a leader must trumpet a direction in spite of the circumstances. (And not use a teleprompter to do it.)
You’ve got to be kidding right? Lady Gaga? Warren Buffet? Andy Rooney? What a joke.
The only thing Andy Rooney is communicating now is, “You ever notice how hot Hell is?”
So what is your take-away about Perry and Obama?
Now that’s funny! and Rick Perry on the same list as Charlie Sheen? I notice these idiots, Decker Comm are based in San Fransisco. I think that makes them experts at treating Americans like idiots. Start a new list.. Top 10 LIARS of the year... #1 Barak Hussein Obama
Chris Christie is in there too.
Oh, but he’s not running — unless you think he’s a surrogate for Mitt Romney.
Pop-culture my man.
It seems to be driving the MSM opinion and the twittering and the “approve this” or thumbs down on this YouTube, etc.
So......if FReepers side with this opinion and say, Oh my! Oh my! Gov. Rick Perry can’t stand on the stage with Barack Obama the great orator, what does this “top ten” list tell you now? Do you agree with it? Or do you not? And where does that leave the “debate” argument?
Well, I am related to half the state of Texas and don’t see solid support from some my relatives, friends, and family South of the Red River. I think the illegal immigrant issue is the key to Perry. While supporting taxpayer funding of education for illegals, he is for closing the borders? I don’t think a couple of poor debate performances rate him a Top 10 poorest communicator of the year listing. Obama? sigh
Okay then, he signed a “veto proof” bill, but then will say we are heartless because we don’t pay for the education of the children of illegals? Most foreign exchange students, who are here legally, have their educations paid for by their home governments, endowments, etc... Why should we pay for them? Doesn’t that send a message to Mexicans that they can make life better for their children by first breaking/ignoring the laws of the US? Perry should definitely spend some time and money clarifying his stance on these issues or he will fail in his bid for the Presidency. 10th amendment issues are all over the place, including but not limited to illegal immigration, medical marijuana, etc... I think most conservatives believe strongly in states rights and the shrinking of the federal government. Why doesn’t Perry just say that? Sometimes the best defense is a good offense.
Gov Perry apologized several times for saying “.....you don’t have a heart.” He said it was inappropriate. He said his wife told him it was “insulting” and he agreed. He has said, repeatedly, because it is the crux of the matter, that this IS a states’ right issue.
Mexicans do not come to the United States to get instate tuition for one of their children who might attend college. It is a tiny percentage of those children who come here with their parents who meet the requirements and they by overwhelming majority attend local community colleges. This has been blown way out of proportion — for political posturing.
I heard the “don’t have a heart” comment, and didn’t like it, but have not heard an apology (although I am old enough to have voted for Nixon and know politics better than most, not as much as some) but don’t really care. I realize Perry would have a hard time winning Texas without latino/hispanic support, and hence the difference between a national campaign and a Texas one... all of the candidates have this problem, and its always blown out of proportion... its how a candidate deals with the problem. I am a defeat socialism/Obama supporter and see Perry as a risky choice at this point, bearing in mind that goal.
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