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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 11:45 AM
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57. Obama's our second best, IMO, but you do him a disservice.
Reagan was a "great communicator" (per the media), but inside he was just an old school "dad" type. He had no business being president at all on his merits. Reagan was just a pathetic front man. He needed attention; the scum he fronted for needed a pretty face. Reagan was a world smarter and a better human being by far than the current Oval Office pipsqueak, but still just a figurehead. I have no respect for figureheads or people who want them as president.

Unlike Reagan, Obama could be a reasonably good president based strictly on his resume. He is a serious human being. However, his communication skills are not there yet (except written). I don't like the preacher-style speeches like this last one. He runs very close to asking for someone to mock him as trying to channel MLK. His other speeches are fine, and as good as Reagan. But Obama's improv is nothing like as good as Reagan's, IMO. In debates, I have seen him score some good rhetorical points, but his style is mediocre, IMO.
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