Mitt Romney will win the debates. Is that hard to believe? Perhaps — if you buy into the Left’s narrative of Obama’s considerable oral skills. And establishment Republicans, cowards that they are, are twitching with anxiety. But don’t fall into the hysteria. Romney will win the debates. He doesn’t even have to be exceptional. A reasonable effort will do the trick.
The Left would have you believe that Obama possesses incomparable personal presence. He can’t govern worth a damn but wow, he’s a swell guy. And what a communicator. That’s the narrative anyway. The reality is a wee bit different. Sure, Obama is skilled with delivering a speech or reading remarks from a teleprompter. It is when Obama needs to ad-lib, when he is forced to make cohesive remarks on the fly, that his weakness shows. It’s understandable. The vast majority of communication done by any politician is through prepared remarks, so that presentation style is practiced rigorously. A political speech, although it may be conducted before a live audience, is really a highly choreographed event.
Contrast this with the stand-up comedian, for example, that addresses a diverse, live crowd as a way of life. Successful comedians must be able to “think on their feet”. The stand-up comic must be skilled with the ad-lib or the career is finished. What stand-up comedian can rise to the top if he or she can’t efficiently put a heckler in place with a one-liner and continue with the show?
Obama may be a joke but he is no comedian. He is trained to give speeches not to ad-lib on the fly. Obama is far from eloquent when left on his own. Unfortunately, most of these errors are hidden from the public by the Obama-loving media. During the debates, however, no such conspiracy is possible.
Recently, because of remarks he made during an interview with 60 Minutes, Obama has taken a few shots to the chin. Rightfully so, as he called the disastrous events in Libya “bumps in the road” and equated Israel’s pleadings for help against Iran as background “noise.”
Then there was that glorious day in July, addressing a crowd in Virginia, when Obama said “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
At a Memorial Day ceremony, discussing the nation’s fallen heroes, Obama said, “I see many of them in the audience here today.”
He once stated the Constitution was written “20 centuries ago” and to a small gathering in Oregon, he said “I’ve now been in 57 states, I think one left to go.” (Continued)