Monday, August 18, 2008

Is Obama's Star Now in Permanent Descendancy?

Will historians note the political event that occurred in Lake Forest, California on Saturday, August 16, 2008 as the beginning of the end of Barack Obama's chances to become President of the United States? Perhaps not permanently but one has to wonder if his evasive, sub-par performance when contrasted with John McCain was just too glaring?

Unless Obama figures out a way to back out of the upcoming debates, it's likely that the same contrast will be repeated again and again.

The difference between Obama with a prepared speech and Obama talking off the cuff is an interesting contrast all on its own. One has to wonder if the most prolific actors of our time would sound just as compelling if they were speaking their own words rather than those prepared by professional speechwriters.

Charles Adler shares his thoughts here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Substance over style? Products of the media age (esp. younger voters) may not see it that way; for most of them image is it. Critical thinking is a rare commodity these days.

PelaLusa said...

I agree with you on all fronts. Sadly, I agree with you.