Barack Obama

Before you go and get all excited about the thought of me venturing in to the world of political commentary, this is slightly anecdotal and also mostly a linguistic issue. I do not even remotely posses an educated opinion in the world of politics, which is a prerequisite to their discussion.

That disclamier being set forth, last night I saw a sound bite of this fellow (and I’m paraphrasing but you will understand) that aroused my concern. It went something like this:

“I know I haven’t been in Washington long enough to see what is wrong, but I know what is wrong needs to be changed”

To me, this is what that really says:

“”I know I haven’t been in Washington long enough to see what

is wrong, but I know what is wrong

needs to be changed”

I’m fairly certain that’s the way this type of phrasing works out. Yes?

That has me a little worried.

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4 thoughts on “Barack Obama

  1. I think we already know that you don’t have to be a particularly coherent speaker to reach the top in American politics. As long as the message sounds positive and isn’t too easy to pin down…then it’s a great soundbite.
    Actually listening to what’s being said isn’t what politics is about…it’s all appearance.
    Well spotted.

  2. I couldn’t imagine how many GW has had, it takes entire shows to pin all those down…

    this one stuck out at me since it was what he was trying to avoid, and it seems he walked right into it.

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