Thursday, July 12, 2012
Obama: "I Stopped Giving Great Speeches"
◼ Obama On Biggest Mistake Of His Presidency To CBS: Policy Was Right, Salesmanship Was Lacking - Mediate
“It’s funny – when I ran, everybody said, well he can give a good speech but can he actually manage the job?” said Obama. “And in my first two years, I think the notion was, ‘well, he’s been juggling and managing a lot of stuff, but where’s the story that tells us where he’s going?’ And I think that was a legitimate criticism.”
“So getting out of this town – spending more time with the American people – listening to them and also and being in a conversation with them about where do we go together as a country,” Obama concluded. “I need to do a better job of that in my second term.”
◼ The President said that the faith his supporters expressed in his abilities as an orator left him believing in, for lack of a better term, his own hype. - FOX
◼ "This will be my last political campaign, no matter what. I've got nothing else to run for." - Althouse
◼ Obama: I Regret Not Speaking Slower And Using Smaller Words. If I Had, You'd Realize How Lucky You Are I Let You Have Me As Your President - Ace of Spades
◼ Obama: You know what my problem is? Poor messaging - HotAir
Yeah. Just yesterday I was thinking, “If only he’d talked more about how awesome it is that 25-year-olds can stay on their parents’ insurance under ObamaCare, I’d totally be willing to choke on that trillion-dollar pricetag.
◼ Hoping To Fake Change Successfully - Smitty/The Other McCain