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  •  I'm not sure this guy has the ability to talk (4+ / 0-)

    off script and give thoughtful answers to problems. People presume he's smart because of his educational background, but  I don't think it necessarily means that he has the ability to think through issues and be thoughtful.  

    I think he has a world view, and he translates every single issue into his world view.  He is incapable of understanding the world otherwise.  He seems profoundly affected if not traumatized by his own family's past experience (as pro and then anti-Castro).

    This analysis of Obama in the clip is so painfully simplistic that I can't view him as a serious threat to anything other than to keep the GOP tied to extremism.

    Believe it or not, George W. Bush is smarter than this man.  Bush knew what he didn't know and he had a keen ear for how average folks look at politics and politicians.  This guy has none of those qualities.  I don't think Bush would've ever given a speech like this one. He would never allow himself to get pegged in this way.  

    Alternative rock with something to say:

    by khyber900 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:21:37 PM PST

    •  Sadly, he apparently can (0+ / 0-)

      ...think  on his feet. He was a mega -prize winning debater at Princeton and he  has argued eight appellate cases before the Supreme Court .

      •  But that's because he is quick to rationalize (1+ / 0-)
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        everything to his world view and can live in a simple, abstract world when he is before a judge. That is actually an overrated skill.  It is not a measure of true intellect.  Contrast that with Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, 2 people who synthesize and analyze facts and points of view on the fly and provide a true analysis of a problem and some potential solutions.  In addition, being a courtroom lawyer does not make you better able to connect with people.

        Alternative rock with something to say:

        by khyber900 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:30:41 PM PST

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