W's speech

James Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Wed Sep 13 11:39:03 PDT 2000

In fairness to Reagan, he usually spoke well as long as he had a set speech in front of him. It was when he was required to think on his feet such as in a press conference that he would trip over his own words thus requiring the services of his aids to undo the damage that he had done to himself.

------Original Message------ From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com Sent: September 13, 2000 4:48:47 PM GMT Subject: Re: W's speech

Tom Mackey wrote:

>This mislocution does not bode well. The successfully muddle-
>mouthed examples of Reagan and Bush the Elder made it clear
>that many voters believe it important that a candidate appears
>imbecilic to non-voters, and those voters vote accordingly.

Yes, but how do you explain Clinton, who's nothing if not articulate?


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