Skip to comments.Obama's speech a model of persuasion
Posted on 09/11/2013 11:26:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Sixty-one percent of Americans polled, who watched President Obama's prime-time speech, told CNN that they support his policy towards Syria.
Since some surveys showed as much as two-thirds opposition to military action against Syria in the days before the speech, the poll suggests that he did what presidents rarely do: change people's minds, if only temporarily.
How did he do it? In only 15 minutes, President Obama made his points, simply and straightforwardly. Anyone arguing a controversial case in the court of public opinion can learn from what he said and how he said it:
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Whatever it is a model of ... it ain't persuasion.
Baah! It doesn’t mean minds were changed, it only means
that more democrat Obamabots watched the speech.
This is what passes for journolisim today...
Only conservatives watching were bloggers, many drunk-blogging.
What right-thinker can stand to watch that guy?
Did it even occur to Kusnet that the vast majority of people listening already backed Obama?
How many actually watched the speech? Most were probably not aware he even made it, but were embarrassed to admit it.
CNN even stated last night that their numbers 37% Dem, 20% GOP (of people polled) were out of line with reality
A model of persuasion?...BULLCRAP!...A model of smoke and mirrors.
No Barf Alert?
americans suddenly agreed with him because he changed his position 180 degrees. we didn’t agree with him, he agreed with us.
His assessment of OB’s persuasiveness is only valid if the distribution of people who have opinions on Syrian involvement is the same as the distribution of people who actually bothered to listen to that jackwad babble on and on.
Which I doubt.
"David Kusnet was President Bill Clinton's chief speechwriter from 1992 through 1994 and was a speechwriter for Democratic presidential nominees Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis. He is the senior writer at the Podesta Group, a government-relations and public-relations firm."
Methinks the water-carrying is getting a little too heavy to bear even for the fawning “news” media for their boy-king wannabe..... They’re really reaching deep into the Bag of Deceptions.
The MSM can spin it until they drop from vertigo. The bottom line of this fiasco is that there will be no strong “limited strikes” that would have deposed Assad. Israel has lost and Iran has won a huge strategic victory. The Iranians will keep access to their forward Syrian locations for their mobile ballistic missile batteries. Israel cannot attack Iran’s nuclear facilities without suffering a devastating counterattack. Unmolested Iran will test a nuclear device in nine to twelve months. Netanyahu was not “persuaded” by Obama’s speech. Inept foreign policy has consequences.
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