I have 2 observation s about Obama as a public speaker and top saleseman for his policies.
During the campaign I couldn't help but be impressed with his eloquence and ability to hold an audience.I did not realuze that he was a captive of the teleprompoter.That is why he did not sparkle in the debates-no prompter.Now since taking office,besides the prompter gaffe,where he welcomed himself, his opening statements to the press appear canned,and written by his speechwriter (which they are). The impromptu answers are often pompous, or almost angry if it is a sharp question.
The second observation,is that so much of his political success is based on hia speeches(Dem convention ) that he really believes he can solve every problem of the world with a pep talk...
peace in the ME is on the way..we can solve our economic crisis by going greater into debt and forget the Congressional budget office estimates...America can solve the European economic problems,even though we had a great role in causing it..we can make great progress with Iran,if we only could talk to them and so on. .
HE IS STILL YOUNG,AND IT WILL TAKE A FEW HARD KNOCKS FOR HIM TO REALIZE THAT THERE ARE REAL BAD GUYS OUT THERE....LIKE IRAN,RUSSIA ,N. KOREA, HAMAS AND OTHER TERRORISTS ETC, AND THEY HAVE LITTLE USE FOR GLIB TALK OTHER THAN TO RUN THE CLOCK AS THEY PRPARE FOR MISCHIEF.