I wrote yesterday about how the British press was openly mocking the oratory skillz of President Obama.
Today, the British press isn’t so much mocking Obama, as just getting sick (and bored) with him.
If the British press is able to be so honest about Obama’s decidedly pathetic oratory skills (especially without his teleprompter), why can’t the US press notice the same thing that is painfully obvious to everybody else?
From the Telegraph:
His speeches have long under-delivered, usually leaving a faintly empty sensation in this listener even though I welcomed, moderately, his victory last year as offering the possibility of a fresh start and a boost to confidence.
Yet, we are told that he is a great orator and in one way he certainly is. He does have a preternatural calm in the spotlight and a mastery of the cadences we associate with the notable speakers in US history – such as JFK and MLK. But beyond that, am I alone in finding him increasingly to be something of a bore?
His performance at the first press conference in London with Gordon Brown featured moments in which he sparkled – his riff on loving the Queen was a high-point. But most of the serious answers that I listened to were interminable, windy and not very impressive. At points there were pauses so long that it appeared he had simply lost his train of thought.
All those uhs and uhms and duhs that litter every single sentence that spills forth from BHO’s piehole will do that to you.