there is so much talk about barack being such a great speaker.. and granted… he does read speeches well like his acceptance speech.

the issue seems to be when he is off prompter and in sit down interviews… he uses ‘ummm’ almost every few words, hem and haws, pauses, uses things like ‘come on’, ‘you know’, makes gaffs like the ‘my muslim faith’ and ’57 states’ things that are just goofy, and just makes me so frustrated listening to him that i want to punch him in the face through the tv or the youtubes or the radio

on the other hand, sarah palin has given a well read speech as well during the convention and also had to deal with a teleprompter that lost its mind and she basically was off prompter for the second half of her speech and she still did a fine job.

i was trying to compare the interviews that obama has given over the many months .. actually years now, compared to the week 2 weeks of sarah palin getting the full on frontal barrage that she has had to deal with… and this.. being her first nationally televised interview

for someone that is touted as being very articulate and a great speaker… i do  not see that when he is off prompter or in live forums….

also… i thought the body language was interesting… note that barack kept leaning forward and trying to touch bill oreilly on the knee or something… 😉

these are baracks interview with bill oreilly




here are sarah palins interviews with charlie gibson




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