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  •  Obama is not that great a debater (3+ / 0-)
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    kovie, quill, Subterranean

    He's a great speaker.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:57:48 AM PDT

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    •  It bothers me that the cockiness and confidence (2+ / 0-)
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      mightymouse, Subterranean

      he displays while speaking to friendly crowds isn't carried over when speaking to more neutral or contentious crowds such as policy experts or the media, when he comes across as professorial and dry, and especially when debating political foes, when he comes across as weak and detached. He's like the guy who won't call you out to your face but has no problem mocking you behind your back. There's a word for that, and it's not a nice one. Eventually, perception becomes reality.

      If he can't or won't fight, he's going to lose, and probably deserve to. This isn't an exercize in vanity boosting. He's got a responsibility to the country and he's been failing to live up to it. The petulance is palpable, and costing him.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 08:28:38 AM PDT

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