The Non-SOTU

My response. A taste:

Let it never be said that Barack Obama is not a very good communicator. While he has rightly been critiqued as being far better in front of a teleprompter than he is as an extemporaneous speaker, the fact remains that he is an exceedingly good orator when in front of a teleprompter. And since most people don’t bother to make a distinction between prepared speechmaking and extemporaneous speechmaking, Obama’s oratorical legend will likely not take any hits anytime soon.

It certainly will not take any hits after the President’s non-State of the Union address. But while the delivery of the speech was excellent, the actual content left much to be desired.

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