that era is just a bit of an anomaly
Oh, I think Clinton was a badass speaker too. By 'era' I'm just talking about the latest dude. Seven-plus years is a long enough goddamned time to listen to the dubious vocal stylings of George W. Bush.
The daily show last night had the funniest clip of Bush talking about the economy, and the reasons why it's gone belly-up. He basically listed all the crap that has happened while he's been in office. The look on Jon Stewart's face as classic. His comment was "I've been paying attention, and even I don't remember your Presidency being that bad."
It can't be too soon for Bush _and_ whoever cuts and pastes his speeches together to shuffle off somewhere else.
Obama's chief speech writer, is Jon Favreau.
I just read in Newsweek that Obama wrote the speech himself. (I'm sure Favreau helped him, but still... pretty impressive.)
I just read in Newsweek that Obama wrote the speech himself.
It had so much personal experience in it I think he was the only one that could do the job. A speech writer no matter how good would have introduced a few false notes and he had to nail this one.