Just before the Obama speech, I decided to do a little comparison for my own amusement, and listened to Reagan’s speech on the Challenger disaster first. Just as he did all those years ago, Reagan captured me completely with his vision, sincerity and eloquence, an eloquence that surpassed even his own usual standard of inspiration.
And then I listened to Barry in Tucson. The president can string words along effortlessly and with a modicum of eloquence. He’s literate. But I always sense detachment in him, and I always sense that he’s trying too hard to appear sincere, but underneath it all he really doesn’t give a s***.
And that’s what I heard last night — a performance in which he attempted to sound sincere. President Obama, an academic, acts a part when speaks, trying to say what he thinks he supposed to say. President Reagan, an actor, spoke always from the heart about what he truly believed.
0b’s adminstration reminds me more of ‘’Greasers Palace’’ than Grease.