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.
Ask those folks what his “Policy” is, and they can’t tell you...because there isn’t a policy...except to bomb or not bomb, it is urgent, but not so urgent that Congress should vote now, and the Russian plan is good or it isn’t—we’ll have to wait and see.
So keep pluggin’ that lie, CNN. Your ratings tell the story.
a very strong contender for the new Pulitzer Prize: “Most Ridiculous Propaganda”
Well, I certainly found BO to be very persuasive. So much so, in fact, that when I listened to him speak four years ago I was persuaded not to ever listen to him again.
I saw brief moments of Obama’s speech. Here was my immediate takeaway. The old adage of, “it’s not necessarily what you say as much as the way you say it.”
I watched as Obama looked into the camera with sincereity dripping from every pore of his eyes that gazed right through the camera. I knew instantly that it didn’t matter what he said or did, but that most Americans would be giving him a standing ovation because “he just looked so sincere”.
Americans are suckers for almost anyone that can manipulate them. It is why actors can sell people their 35th kitchen gadget or floor mop to the person living in one room apartment or nursing home.
People don’t examine any issue, they just want the best, nicest American Idol person to win, darn it!
Only those who can still stand listening to Obama tuned in
I'll bet that not one out of fifty could even elucidate his policy.
Exactly! Every other word out of his mouth is a lie and rest are "I", so why waste time watching the b*stard? Life is way too short! Besides seeing his ugly face make me physically ill!
The author pulled out his dusty Speech Writing Manual For Dummies and compared its list of must-have components to the text of Obungo’s speech. Voila (or, as my UC Berkeley educated boss used to say ‘Wolla!’), it did match!
Kusnet looks like a pinko college professor.
You forgot the barf alert.
The only people who bother to listen to Barry’s speeches are the drooling sycophants who would applaud him even if he were killing puppies on live TV. Even with that audience he could only convince 61% of them to support his Syria position.
A few minutes later, I decided to try again and by then He had got into Putin's ideas. Later, I read the entire thing.
There was little there about which to blog, and I haven't, because its lack of substance and general, all round, absurdity was being covered elsewhere; there was nothing non-redundant that I could write.
CNN giving it’s day after Monica to Obama.
Yes!! They swallow everything he puts out.
“I don’t want war but maybe we should. Then again maybe we won’t have to.
Thank you and good night.”
Who could disagree with that position?
liberal media still trying to put lipstick and glitter on the WH pig and the shameless are still ruling over the honorable. That won’t last.
The dark side of the Force is effective on the weak minded.
As if the audience wouldn’t be skewed toward his supporters!
Why does CNN even bother to publish this Democratic Party BS?The Democrats are the most sophisticated liars on the planet. They learned from the Clintons that it works.
Not me. I had shoe laces to launder.
What utter B.S. I guess being a Bill Clinton speechwriter and John Podesta “principal” explains where this guy is coming from. No bias here!
I challenge anyone who agrees with 0bungle’s policy on Syria to explain just what his policy is.
which is what, exactly?..........
The leg humpers at CNN can’t stop with the spin.
The only people that watched it were Obama’s sycophants.
Nearly 100% of people that drive a car have driver’s licenses. So, do I presume that everyone has a driver’s license?
"A model of vacillation.. okay"
You are very wise.