Title: Best Speaker
Maitam - August 29, 2008 08:21 AM (GMT)
Both of them are fantastic public speakers and able to move and motivate a large crowd, as we have seen in the just ended Democratic Convention in Denver.
It would be interesting if they go head to head in a debate and see who comes out on top. But in the interest of party unity, that's not gonna happen.
So let's just look at what they have done so far and make our own judgment.
Vote, and tell us why!
Indian Gunner - January 24, 2009 07:11 AM (GMT)
Obama all the way for me. The spontaneity with which he delivers his speeches and his peculiar articulate manner which goes hand in hand with the content makes him exciting to watch. Bill no doubt was a good speaker, but when it comes to the best there's only Obama.
Sonix768 - February 18, 2009 05:19 PM (GMT)
Where's 'CREATIVE' in the option..? :P
Seriously, i'd vote for Obama.. His articulation skill is too good. And his inaugural speech at the White house is also good. And moreover i never heard Clintion's speech :rolleyes:
true_blue8 - March 9, 2009 04:18 PM (GMT)
Barack Obama is one of the best speakers ever. You only have to see the comical retaliation speech from Bobby Jindal and pretentious 'address to the nation' by Rush Limbaugh to know how big the gap is. :lol:
Vibe - March 9, 2009 09:43 PM (GMT)
Anyone incidentally read either the Audacity of Hope or Dreams from my father? They were both suprisingly well written.
Obama's quite clearly an intellectual at heart; just read the news about him reversing the tight restrictions they have on stem cell research and the passion in which he spoke about keeping science free from ideological intervention.
The main reason though he is a politician and not an academic is that unlike most academics Obama possess great talent in social perception which is what probably makes him such a gifted politician and speaker.
Clinton is my favourite politician of all time actually; sure he was sleezy but he got shit done and his policies for me were pretty much spot on. Although it seems like Obama will eclipse him. Clinton had loads of charisma, Obama has more of the messianic type but Obama's a lot more likeable.
Think Obama shades it, his stop-start speech style and soaring rhetoric gets slightly repititive but he manages to deliver content and emotion is equally impressive measure. Notice how Obama had to deliver absolutely oustanding speeches during the debates, primaries and inaugration that lived up to the enormity of the occasion (race, relations, foreign policy etc) and he nailed it each and every time.
sairam2 - March 10, 2009 03:36 PM (GMT)
I was at one of Obama's election campaign rallies in Downningtown, Pennsylvania. I personally felt he was good and had the ability to break down complicated political issues in a way which all the sections of the American society could grasp. He basically makes them feel that they are part of a solution instead of the problem.