Given that I get about 99% of my news from print, I have almost never heard Mr Obama speak. This evening I read the text from yesterday’s speech, when he virtually sealed his nomination. (Text here.)
Wow. That man has a silver tongue. And, after reading the speech, not much more than that in my opinion. The speech is masterfully written and reveals his skill as a politician, but makes me respect him less as a leader.
It seems that he brings not change, but all the old games of politics wrapped in a sleeker, more sophisticated package. Mr Obama, I’m not impressed.