Desperately seeking President Obama

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President Obama is known to be an articulate, eloquent and impassioned speaker, this has been a key element of his persuasive leadership style. This was sorely missing as he went into his first presidential debate earlier this week.
He seemed disinterested , exhausted and defeated. He was unable to articulate his plans in a lucid manner . There was none of the flair and inspirational energy which drove him to power 4 years ago.

As one commentator in the Atlantic put it, it seemed his heart was just not into it.

On the other hand Mitt Romney, was clear,articulate and seemed convincing. He was energetic and present. He addressed Obama and the audience. His body language displayed confidence. He was quick and to the point.

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Nikiwe Bikitsha is an award winning South African journalist and broadcaster.

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2 Comments on “Desperately seeking President Obama”

  1. It’s a great point, Nikiwe – something I pointed out in my post as well. This was by far the best I’ve ever seen Mitt Romney, even if his facts were a bit dodgy. You know as well as any of us, though, that simply convincing the public that what you’re saying is true is usually good enough to win election. What’s slightly concerning, though, is how in the present day of politics, it doesn’t matter what you’re saying, just how you say it.

  2. I agree completely. Obama was a massive let-down last Wednesday. I was so hopeful that this was going to be his chance to remind us all why we voted him into office. He was the charismatic, well-spoken leader in 2008, and on Wednesday he looked like a kid who forgot to study for the test.
    Although, by comparison, Romney looked good, I don’t think either candidate wowed me at all.

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