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Old 09-09-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I know the Obama die-hards are going to hate me for inviting this criticism, but oh well. For someone who is leaning toward Obama (because I can't stomach the Republican Party any more), his speeches are leaving me a little disenchanted.

The speech at the convention was OK, but not as big as I expected for a stadium crowd. And he was just in Michigan recently and I overheard part of his speech in the background on the news (I was doing something else). There were so many pauses and such little energy I didn't think it was Obama.

Here's the video:


YouTube - Barack Obama on Change in Flint, Michigan

If he's going to win, he's gotta find his second wind, IMHO. I know talking "policy" gets a bit mundane, but c'mon!

People want to hear optimism, not drudgery.

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Old 09-09-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by magellan View Post
I know the Obama die-hards are going to hate me for inviting this criticism, but oh well. For someone who is leaning toward Obama (because I can't stomach the Republican Party any more), his speeches are leaving me a little disenchanted.

The speech at the convention was OK, but not as big as I expected for a stadium crowd. And he was just in Michigan recently and I overheard part of his speech in the background on the news (I was doing something else). There were so many pauses and such little energy I didn't think it was Obama.

Here's the video:


YouTube - Barack Obama on Change in Flint, Michigan

If he's going to win, he's gotta find his second wind, IMHO. I know talking "policy" gets a bit mundane, but c'mon!

People want to hear optimism, not drudgery.
When he talks about hope and optimism, they bash him, when he doesn't they bash him.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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When he talks about hope and optimism, they bash him, when he doesn't they bash him.
You can't change people who think hope and optimism is a bad thing. All you can do is try to inspire with vision, and capture the imagination of the rest of the human race. Pessimism never created one job or solved one problem. It's one of the reasons why Kerry lost, is because he ran on a platform of cynicism and pessimism.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:23 PM
 
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I know the Obama die-hards are going to hate me for inviting this criticism, but oh well. For someone who is leaning toward Obama (because I can't stomach the Republican Party any more), his speeches are leaving me a little disenchanted.

The speech at the convention was OK, but not as big as I expected for a stadium crowd. And he was just in Michigan recently and I overheard part of his speech in the background on the news (I was doing something else). There were so many pauses and such little energy I didn't think it was Obama.

Here's the video:


YouTube - Barack Obama on Change in Flint, Michigan

If he's going to win, he's gotta find his second wind, IMHO. I know talking "policy" gets a bit mundane, but c'mon!

People want to hear optimism, not drudgery.
He is looking very tired. He must have fired his staff that kept him supplied with "coke".
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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How can he take at 3 am call if he cannot handle a simple run for the Presidency. Must be out of shape because John McCain looks fanstastic.

He has a slow draw all of sudden. He is worn out and tired. Maybe just alittle scared on top of that.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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As a staunch Republican ive noticed the same thing, but I worry. That says to me that he can turn it on and off and now is not the time to bring the reverence and eloquence that had him riding high. Two or three weeks before the election he will flip the switch and it will be down to the wire
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