Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hey, I've Missed That Guy

Like most people on the left-leaning side of the world, I've got mixed reviews of the still relatively new president thus far. Many things I like; many things I wish he'd do differently.

One of the things I wish he'd do differently is go back to that powerful speechifying of the campaign. It'd be nice to have a president that inspires, not just a presidential candidate.

Well, I'm a few days late on this, but he gave me a taste of that action last Thursday in a speech to the NAACP, in which he honored their 100th anniversary.

Watch it. And watch it to the end. It's a tone he hasn't struck in a while, and it's a tone I'd love to hear him strike on the health care debate. And anything else really.

Pretty speeches matter; words matter; inspirational communication matters. Yes, back it up with action, but you're the president... Inspire us; move us; kick some ass.

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At 11:34 PM , Anonymous curt(bald bro said...

dan, i realize i'm the resident b&e smartass, but seriously, i can't think of one single thing he's done to either like or dislike (except wear women's jeans. hee hee


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