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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Skimming The Punditry

Quick!  To Twitter!

Twitter was full of... "well, kind of pedestrian."

Any analysis of Obama's speeches has to recognize that he builds during a speech.  He usually starts out slow and measured.  He's a slow and measured person.

But holy crap, when he gets going...

This convention was a masterpiece of messaging.  How many speeches fed into that one.

Also, he did a great job of turning the "Hope and Change" snark into a paean to America's people, not himself.  That was a great rhetorical device that was the direction of the entire convention.

UPDATE: The GOP pushback is that Clinton gave a better speech.  I personally liked Obama's better, because - while I smiled along with Clinton - Obama's Lincoln reference just gut punched me.

Still, there is an argument that Michelle or Bill gave a better speech.

I don't hear anyone arguing that Romney gave a better one.

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