Thursday, September 11, 2008

Get Pithy

Obama can't seem to express a simple thought without throwing in some rhetorical devices or qualifications. This is a serious fault in a politicial campaigner or a leader. He needs to make his point first and expand and develop context later.

He needs to get pithy. "Well, look" and similar temporizing devices need to be banished from his vocabulary.

It's a little late to change his conversational style, but he had better try.