Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 01:23pm 40 Comments
The RNC just released a video comparing Obama’s Jimmy Fallon appearance with Mitt Romney’s victory speech last night.
I had thought about that comparison this morning when I watched the video of the Fallon appearance. Obama has turned the Office of the Presidency into a sight and sound gag.
The title of the video is “A Tale of Two Leaders.” I think the RNC headline writer was being overly generous to Obama.
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Setting aside for the moment obama’s puke-inducing, office-cheapening appearance on Jimmy Fallon, we aren’t going to win in Nov with Romney spewing lines like “Americans are tired of being tired.” Weak.
We need new speech writers and fast.
We need new speech writers and fast.
I keep telling them that I’m available.
…and yet most of the observers disagree with you and think that his speech last night was the best yet and much more presidential than Obama.
You need to remove your blinders…
Oh, he’s definitely getting better, sounding more like, himself I guess.
But we can be excused for waiting to exhale. The etch-a-sketch hasn’t settled upright yet.
Appeal to authority.
Care to tell me what he said that fired you up so much, and succeeded in bringing back conservatives and Santorum and Newt voters?
I could be entirely wrong, I haven’t heard the entire speech, just pieces of it, so prove it tell me how Mitts gave a real stand-up-and-cheer stem-winder.
Or, and this is just a thought, you could watch the entire thing on your own and formulate your own opinions.
“Stem-winders” are for the emotions, they are largely pathetic appeals and the exact same type of rhetorical exercises we bash the Democrats for basing their decisions off of. Speeches are the fluff and bubblegum of politics, the sizzle rather than the steak.
I do not mean to bash you at all quiz but I think we need to pay more attention to what people say rather than how they say it and formulate our own opinions rather than rely on the reactions/impressions/opinions of others.
Let me guess, you were all “Ho hum” through all of Reagan’s speeches, no? Didn’t inspire you at all, did they?
You use your speeches as a rallying cry and as a way to educate people. They are very important.
Is Mitt articulating your vision during these speeches? He isn’t articulating mine.
So you did go back and watch all 14+ minutes of yesterday’s speech? Good for you.
I too watched the entire thing and was struck more not by the speech but the five-state sweep that prompted it. Don’t get me wrong, I liked both the content and his delivery and believe it is only a taste of things to come.
Speeches are ephemeral though; I will take results over “inspiration,” “vision,” “stem-winders” and “rallying cries” any day of the week. I, for one, am tired of measuring the men and women we place over us solely on the basis of articulation, elocution and oration. Sure, speeches are “important” but so are other things as well.
Also, Reagan has nothing to do with anything right now. He’s not running against Obama. Romney is.
OK. It’s clear – you don’t like Romney. What’s your plan for November?
“OK. It’s clear – you don’t like Romney.” – Reread my post. I never said I don’t like Romney, I said I don’t like his speech.
“What’s your plan for November?” – Winning. What’s yours?
Mitt is now using Sarah Palin’s speechwriter. Which is why his stump speeches are getting so much better.
Lets Get Hermon and Newt and their speech writers together. Maybe a dash of Mrs Palin’s touch too.
Obama turned the Office of the Presidency into a sight and sound gag long before his spot on the Jimmy Fallon show.
I think the RNC headline writer was being overly genererous to Obama.
Ha. Good one.
I was enjoying Cuffy’s remarks about Obama slow jamming puppies into a pannini press. #SlowJamTheNews
Obama is ripe for ridicule, especially with his thin skin.
Obama is very sensitive about his press. After his press conference, he headed toward New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and chided her — in a kidding way — for a comment in the 12th of 14 paragraphs in an Oct. 21 column. She wrote that Obama’s “ears stick out.”
“I just want to put you on notice,” he said.
“I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.”
Wow — 50 days later, the guy was still stewing over four words about his ears.
At least his ears didn’t get stewed.
As Sun Tzu said a very long time ago:
If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
Obama can’t hide this time. He has been more transparent these past three years in ways he never imagined. He has vetted himself.
Mitt’s best soundbite to date: “It’s still the economy. . . and we’re not stupid.”
1. It’s a disquieting indication about the country that Obama is not fifteen points behind in the polls and dropping.
2. When the McCain campaign was poking fun at Obama, McCain briefly took a lead. Deprecating mockery is Obama’s (and the Left’s) vulnerability.
3. Romney is not cough cough the ideal candidate, but I’ll support him. To adapt a line from the video:
I’ll vote for that.
Wasn’t one of the complaints about Palin that she didn’t carry herself as a “serious” candidate, that she didn’t come across as “Presidential”, that she was too lowbrow?
Could someone explain how BO isn’t guilty of exactly the same sins the Left accussed Palin of? And as a sitting POTUS isn’t his behavior even worse?
Sure. I’ll explain the difference-
Correct….while “not coming across as Presidential” as you put it…though I disagree.
Incorrect…..while “not coming across as Presidential”.
The unrelenting attacks, even to this day, on Sarah Palin, her husband and her children are unprecedented in political history. Despite all of the attacks by these cowardly sons-of- bitches, she stood tall. I do not recall any attacks on her politics, just her intelligence, her background, her family, her history, etc. I do not understand how she was able to maintain her cool during these attacks. I very well may have reacted very harshly if my children were subjected to the same despicable comments that were made against her children.
Romney isn’t a leader.
Showing him making a good speech is comparing to him Obama, who can make a good speech.
We need a new candidate.
As bad as Obama is, Romney can’t beat him by outspending, outnegativing, or outspeeching him.
As much as I agree with the sentiment, it is too late. You go to war with the candidate you have.
I went to see Romney and Rubio here in Pennsylvania on Monday. I thought he came across much better in person. Rubio is known to be a good speaker but, truthfully, I thought Mitt was just as good. Not gonna lie, the guy is incredibly good looking even moreso than what you have come to expect from television. Sarah Palin was also much different in person. You expect her to be pretty and then you see her – it sort of jars you how beautiful she is.
As far as the Slow Jammer in Chief, every minute he is slow jamming with Jimmy Fallon is one less minute he is slow jamming our economy. I am counting the days until he is gone.
Romney is a good General Manager. A king at turn arounds. That’s what the country needs right now.
I’d rather have Newt debating Obama, but I think Mitt can hold his own.
Will many McCain 2008 voters vote for Obama in 2012? NO
Will many Obama voters stay home or go to Mitt? HELL YEAH.
Will there be enough ACORN fraud to throw it? I hope not.
Romney was not my first choice, but obviously the majority want him. As far as speaking, the words he spoke, in my opinion, contained substance, and were sincere. He was talking to the people not at them, like Obama does. He wasn’t lecturing them, like Obama does. He wasn’t nasty, yet he was critical. “Words? Just words?” With Obama, yes. I think Romney actually helps write his material. I think Obama just reads what’s put before him. Get on board. Sarah’s not running. Newt is out.
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I’ll just say: Allow me to second your “Gag”.
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Yeah, so different from Bush on David Letterman, cuz Bush – of course – wasn’t presidential from the start.
So let’s instead compare Obama to Ronald Reagan doing the roast of Dean Martin. At least that was before Ronnie needed the rubber pants.
Rubber pantz have only been for fetishists for decades.
But you knew that.
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