Skip to comments.Obama: A Pedestrian and Overconfident Speech
Posted on 09/07/2012 5:22:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Lets be blunt. Barack Obama gave a dull and pedestrian speech tonight, with nary an interesting thematic device, policy detail, or even one turn of phrase. The crowd sure didnt see it my way. The delegates were near delirium; to what extent they were merely still feeding off the amassed energy of the previous two nights I cant say.
And swing voters watching at home? They probably werent as bored as I was, but it seems inconceivable that theyd have been enraptured. This was the rhetorical equivalent, forgive the football metaphor, of running out the clock: Obama clearly thinks hes ahead and just doesnt need to make mistakes. But when football teams do that, it often turns out to be the biggest mistake of all, and they lose.
I didnt like the lack of specifics at all. The thing I loved most about the Clinton speech was the specifics. The 24 vs. 42 million jobs created under Republican and Democratic administrations, the explanation of why Romney restoring that $716 billion would deplete the Medicare Trust Fund more quickly: thats great stuff. And especially important, I think, in an election like this one. When youre running against people to whom facts are irrelevant, the way you kill them is with facts. Not with rhetoric thats vague and too subtle.
The main exhibit here was Medicaid. Again, Clinton showed the way. He spelled out how Romney-Ryan would devastate Medicaid, and explained how Medicaid has become now more a middle-class entitlement than a poor peoples one. Medicaid is, or can be, as David Frum wrote this morning, a huge Democratic weapon in this election. But unlike Clinton, Obama didnt even mention it by name...
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More like delivering an obligatory address at a high school graduation, how fast can I get out of here?
Even the Big Dawg, Clinton, couldn’t move the needle for Obama now. But Herself, the Cold and Joyless, has already started her 2016 campaign.
I have seen more joyous funeral eulogies.
Soetoro gets more shrill by the day. The internal polling is bad for the narcissist.
Probably because he’s going to steal the election. Why try harder when it’s in the ag-bay?
Tomasky blew it with this article. He can’t be the darling of the Left anymore.
Uh oh. The bloom is off the rose and in the toilet.
FWIW - I’m going to (hold my nose and) vote for Mitt Romney. More power to ya.