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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 09:29 PM
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15. Yes, but...
...I think he still needs to work on his public speaking.

Although much of the speech's delivery was quite good, he still has a disturbing tendency to emphasize one or two words per sentence that are not necessarily the most important ones. He also will often pause a few words before the end of a sentence, then rush through the ending and right on into the next sentence. As a result, there were a number of important points in the speech that went by without sufficient notice, because he didn't pause at the end of the sentence to let the point sink in.

He also desperately needs to work at eliminating the finger-pointing (as opposed to gesturing with an open hand) and the frustrated head-shakes. Both of those hurt him in his 2000 debates, and they need to totally go away.

I only make these points because I'm convinced that Gore could well be our candidate (despite his previous denials of interest) in 2008 or beyond, and I can just see the press jumping on those mannerisms to dismiss him as the "same old uninspiring Al Gore" despite everything else.

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     - Then She'll know  nofoil   Jan-17-06 10:36 AM   #36 
     - She does??  ronnykmarshall   Jan-17-06 11:38 AM   #38 
     - Are you sure you aren't thinking of Elizabeth Edwards, wife of  Kurovski   Jan-17-06 12:14 PM   #41 
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           - But I bet Tipper has  Kurovski   Jan-17-06 01:15 PM   #46 
  - If Democrats win back Congress this year Bush is toast  joefree1   Jan-16-06 08:07 PM   #4 
  - Not true, unless...  regnaD kciN   Jan-16-06 09:18 PM   #12 
     - Buck up  joefree1   Jan-16-06 10:50 PM   #21 
     - Does it matter if the dancing Supremes disagree?  fasttense   Jan-17-06 07:59 AM   #29 
        - i wasn't aware the supreme court reviewed impeachment proceedings  colonel odis   Jan-17-06 09:50 AM   #33 
           - I think you're right.  PurpleChez   Jan-17-06 12:15 PM   #42 
  - Wow-I so wholeheartily agree-What a speech!!!!!!!  Old Vet   Jan-16-06 08:10 PM   #5 
  - I have to say I was  spun_in_montana   Jan-16-06 08:40 PM   #6 
     - Yes, but...  regnaD kciN   Jan-16-06 09:29 PM   #15 
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  - What was REALLY incredible... is that rightwinger Bob Barr...  larissa   Jan-16-06 10:24 PM   #20 
  - But - but -  dchill   Jan-16-06 11:24 PM   #22 
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