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  •  Thompson, unfortunately, is a much (1+ / 0-)
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    better speaker. And the turd can take a bit of a polish, as evidenced by his tenure as HHS Sec'y. under W.

    I'm more of a substance person, but I am also very worried about Tammy's skills. If nothing else, she needs to learn how to talk to her audience rather than "speech" at them. She came off like a 4-H kid giving a speech on something that bored her, off of 3x5 cards. :-(

    Rick Perry: like Nixon with better hair and worse ethics

    by rhubarb on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 02:46:34 PM PDT

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    •  I heard it on the radio, not in person, and I (2+ / 0-)
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      thought she did sound stiff and the beginning, but then warmed up.  I think it also might be that following Bernie Sanders is not easy to do. But, I will vote for her no matter what, so it is good if you are doing some constructive criticism. I thought she got the idea that she will fight for us across.

    •  Ouch! But I have to say that (2+ / 0-)
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      sometimes I've thought she sounded almost painfully sincere and even naive.  Hopefully IF she gets tutoring in "speech-making" she'll discover a way to be more natural.  (I know there are speech/media tutors because the entire executive group where I worked went through that kind of training.  I believe it took a few of them down a peg or two and that was needed.  LOL.)  Cliff Shecter, a strong Progressive and friend of Thom Hartmann, can do that kind of training.

      A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King

      by 3goldens on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 03:55:22 PM PDT

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