They gain traction because Mr. Bush is not very eloquent.
While I have great respect for the man, and do believe he's quite intelligent, it's his speaking skills. They suck.
It just gets worse when you compare him to a demagogue/snake oil salesman who's job in life is to say as many pretty words as fast as possible.
The same was true for Thomas Jefferson.
Bush usually doesnt do to well in canned situationd like the State of the Union, but he is a master at speaking to live crowds that react to him, if you ever watch him speak at a rally and then watch him speak to the congress there is a mile of difference.
"While I have great respect for the man, and do believe he's quite intelligent, it's his speaking skills. They suck".
I have an IQ of 158, and I can understand EVERYTHING that President Bush says. I have NOT been able to understand many statements made by lurch however. Could be lurch is the "hollow man", because his words ring hollow!
you can say whatever you want about his speaking skills but on sep 14 01 i heard him give a speach to the military and i knew things were going to be alright. so he doesnt use huge words or whatever, either do I and most americans dont.
"While I have great respect for the man, and do believe he's quite intelligent, it's his speaking skills. They suck"
well, i agree that he is very intelligent, but i would say that his intelligence overhangs his ability to articulate himself. remember too, though, that he speaks from the heart, does not shoot from the hip, but more importantly, as president, he realizes the importance of every word he speaks. he carefully thinks, and sometimes restarts his
sentences, so that the right words come out. i think he has a real respect for the office of president, unlike his predecessor who had a knack for very eloquently putting out negative statements to make himself look good.