He's genuine. And that's such a rarity in elected officials that it stuns most of us when we hear him speak.
Obama is alright as a speaker, but I wouldn't say he's the greatest speaker *ever*. That would be going too far. Of course, we have never heard some of the greatest speakers, who were around during times when they didn't record speeches, but as for recent speakers, I think (ironically) that the greatest speaker is someone who was terribly camera shy and hated speaking in public. That speaker would be Vaclav Havel, (the late, great, former Czech President). His manner could be very awkward sometimes, but the words he spoke were poetic and truthful. He wrote ALL of his own speeches, which were so beautiful they were almost unbelievable, coming from a modern man of our times. His words spoke about the human responsibility for the world and man's inner greatness, the power of the little guy and universal human values. I recommend reading his books, which have some of his speeches published. His speeches are truly works of art. Too bad he isn't around anymore to write new ones. Unfortunately he died recently, but he was an amazing leader and an amazing speaker. A lot of people couldn't get past his outward mannerisms, his shyness, the way he looked at the floor and stammered sometimes, etc. But if you listened to his words, they were so beautiful. So that's why I think he was one of the greatest speakers ever, if not *the* greatest speaker in modern times, although that would be a stretch to say that anyone could be *the* greatest ever. There have been a lot of inspiring speakers.
Absolutely not. The greatest public speaker of all time would actually believe what he or she espouses and not customize their speeches to garner public support as suggested by the latest public opinion polls. Obama's speech delivery is professional and well rehearsed. Unfortunately, he is unable to bring to fruition all those popular ideas he speaks about.
JFK was good, Mao, Gandhi and Reagan were great, but I think it's a matter of taste. MLK speeches were wonderful, but I honestly don't have the patience to appreciate his style. Hitler is regarded as a great speaker too, but i find his speeches unpersonable.
In 2008 Obama captured people in a way I've never seen before, so there's no doubt he's a good speaker. But he's also charismatic and runs a cutthroat campaign. "Greatest" speaker would be a matter of opinion.
Dont kno if Id go THAT far ...but hes definitely right UP there with the VERY FEW
Nope. Of recent speakers on the political front I'm most impressed with Cory Booker
Obama does have his rhetoric in place. He knows how to forcefully interject phrases like "change" and "going forward", whenever he gives a speech. That gets people fired up, even though what he said is void of substance.
I think he's a good one but the best... no... the best public speakers have managed to convince nations from following their Ideas even thought with a neutral look at it everyone would have seen they were wrong...
you don't need to be the best speaker to confince people from what they know is right...
I think so but what do I know.
No comment. My speakers broke.
Nope I never listen to what he's saying I only watch what his ears are communicating!
Now I am looking at yours lol
He is a professional I would expect it but I don't get passion when I hear him so it doesn't move me.
If you compare it to other great orators like Martin Luther King or Roosevelt or even Churchill I'm not sure he's so good.
Why thank you
No, he's horrible at it. He's good at saying what the delusional voters want to hear.
sorry to break it to you, but that's what one makes a good speaker... getting people to belive in you and what you say and agree... not the ones who naturally do but the others
No, it's the imbecilic voters who believe him, not his speeches. If you know even the tiniest stitch of what he's been doing the past 4 years then you can see right through his bullshít. He appeals to the willfully ignorant.
The question is about public speaking ONLY ...NOT about what he HASNT DONE for U
I didn't say anything about how crappy his policies have been, just about how transparent and empty his speeches are.
I realize yur upset ...but yur missing the ENTIRE POINT if the question
If I am talking about how abysmal his speeches are then I'm not missing the point.
I find it funny how you jump to romney when no one mentioned him nor is it even in context of the question.
Because you believed his lies and voted for him.
Claiming to want something compared to the actions taken are two different things.
Your first response was pretty much just inane postulating. I want a good economy, which based on Obama's record, will not happen. Economic growth is the SLOWEST it has been in decades, in case you haven't taken the time to educate yourself on that. His policies cost far, far too much and this country cannot in anyway afford it. He's spending us into oblivion. You are ignorant because as in your second post, you bullshít about Republicans being the problem when Obama had the senate and house for 2 years and accomplished nothing. You are ignorant of how much he has spent, how abysmal his plans for the future are and how ridiculous it is to expect Obamacare to somehow help our already drowning economy float.
More than 5 trillion spent and no results, that's spending us into oblivion. "People who don't need it" What do you mean "people who don't need it"? People who, through hard work and ambition have achieved a successful career and are reaping the rewards? You ascribe to the "punish the wealthy" mentality when they pay nearly half of what this country gets from taxes and they are only 5% or less of the overall population. You think that's fair? Hollywood is highly liberal, they clutch their money to their chests like a man having a heart attack would clutch a bayer aspirin. As I said, you are illustrating your ignorance with your parroting and refusal to look at the abysmal future we have before us.
My logic? You just shoveled words into my mouth and straw manned my responses..don't you dare talk about logic.
None of your responses had anything to back them up aside from your blathering, you do realize this, right? I have actual statistics backing up my statements, I can't believe you're still wailing and throwing a fit like a child throwing a tantrum.
Discuss what? I have been having a one-sided discussion this entire posting trail. You've been doing nothing but spewing liberal jargon that is not supported in any way shape or form by anything feasibly factual and you're only responses have been either blaming Republicans or blathering inanely about some random topic.
I haven't backed up my statements? I'm sorry, are you being willfully ignorant now? I have quoted numbers, you have asserted and said, "This is what I think." Then you run back to "well Republicans are greedy" Really now? Just stop responding before you embarrass yourself further.
Let me point out to you all the instances you blamed Republicans - "Republicans dont have a plan and would leave millions of people out in the cold if they could" "It seems to me that we were bordering on bankruptcy and they werent creating jobs and were out waging wars and seemingly were out for their own interests and would have screwed over 99 percent of the population if they could.." "the republicans wnat to do things their way but the issue is they dont even comprehend the people they are dealing with. " Should I find more or do you think that's enough to make my point? I'm not running for president, why should I bother trying to come up with a plan for the economy? I know what I have seen done by Obama and I know it isn't working.
I believe I have already pointed out how his plan is far from the best.
If you think Obama is a good president then, I feel sorry for you.
My plan? Sorry, did I say I was running for president or that I was going to fix the economy?
Did you read my responses? - eople who, through hard work and ambition have achieved a successful career and are reaping the rewards? You ascribe to the "punish the wealthy" mentality when they pay nearly half of what this country gets from taxes and they are only 5% or less of the overall population. Economic growth is the SLOWEST it has been in decades, in case you haven't taken the time to educate yourself on that. His policies cost far, far too much and this country cannot in anyway afford it. He's spending us into oblivion. You are ignorant because as in your second post, you bullshít about Republicans being the problem when Obama had the senate and house for 2 years and accomplished nothing. You can respond as much as you want, I don't feel like partaking in the slap fight any longer.