Obama’s speechifying: Where’d the magic go?

A former Bush speechwriter thinks the president has lost that magic touch at the podium. Do you agree?

Three years later, a former White House speechwriter is wondering where that dynamism has gone.

Former Bush staffer Matt Latimer explains his view in The Daily Beast:

“As someone who sat in the Bush White House and watched candidate Barack Obama’s oratorical skills with respectful awe, I find myself bewildered. And I suspect I am not the only one who has found Obama’s presidential rhetoric to be … well, underwhelming, to put it politely.”

It’s been said that a salesman’s best pitch is always in the interview. Now that he has the job, the rhetoric has been more subdued—even forgettable at times.

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