[A-List] Good comment on US political conventions
shimogamo at attglobal.net
Wed Aug 4 01:01:34 MDT 2004
"Despite the lack of news, I always urge people to watch the conventions
on television. If you watch C-SPAN or Public Television, you will get to
hear the speeches uninterrupted, and I think that's still a valuable
thing to do in an election year. Most of the networks and cable
talk-show channels keep the cameras on themselves and only occasionally
let you hear a snippet of a speech. That's a big irritant to me. We can
always watch the TV vanities, but some of the people who speak at
conventions are not always in the public limelight.
"Since being a good communicator is an essential skill for a politician,
if nothing else, you can make a judgment on that point. If you happened
to watch Bill Clinton's speech last week, you know why he was elected
twice and why he could always drive Republicans crazy by stealing their
ideas and articulating them better than they could. The guy's an
incorrigible rascal, but he sure knows how to talk."
- "Lots of Coverage of Nothing"
by Charley Reese, lewrockwell.com (August 03 2004)
Bill Totten http://www.ashisuto.co.jp/english/
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