Oratory? Hector?

The fawning over President Obama’s oratorical skill continues unabated. It is nothing more than complete nonsense. The man is hectoring bore. What Andrew Gimson means in The Telegraph is that he finds Obama politically attractive, unremarkable and thoroughly commonplace as that may be.

Remember all the wondrous things that would follow his election: hope and change. Pit that, ahem, vision against all that has followed: primarily debt and governmental demoralisation and arrogance. Think of his recent outpourings regarding Israel and the Middle East. The style was, yet again, that of the candidate, not of a responsible national leader. (For thorough, if interim, analysis see the remarks from Caroline Glick). It took no account of realities on the ground.

On that point, who does? With or without genuine oratory.


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