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daffodyllady wrote:I still don't think Santorum projects himself like a president. He does not inspire respect in those who may not agree with him. I don't think he would be able to govern well because of that weakness.
daffodyllady wrote:Those were the good old days, before TV. Since the advent of televised political debates, speeches, and advertizements, only pretty people who can speak like well-trained actors can get elected.
good4u1 wrote:Santorum has nothing to really loose, imo, by staying in he could be the logical alternative to the man-eating-man contest between Gingrich and Romney. Tho' Santorum may present himself not as assertively as Gingrich who most of the time overcompensates and comes off as an arrogant snob and Romney as over coached and boringly stiff, no one has the perfect persona 24/7. We are fallen people, including politicians and I vote values in the primaries and Santorum as of now, most closely matches my own. In the General, I always vote the GOP nominee...always.
On the web I came across a truncated version of this speech, but decided to pull up and listen to the full speech from Ave Maria University's podcasts. It is the ninth podcast down on the list and takes about 30 minutes of your time to hear. For our non-American audience it is probably too much time, but for you in the USA, it is important to realize how crucial the issue of character is for the one we elect to the highest office in the land. Another insight about this speech is that it was given in 2008, and therefore, is not a campaign speech. If you do choose to listen, the clincher is at the end so hang in there.
daffodyllady wrote:It's one thing to be polished, as a politician, and another thing to have personal "presence." Santorum's way of speaking comes off as apologetic, almost. His voice is higher, his body language weak. He seems to be arguing into the wind. I like what he stands for, but the man himself is not leadership stuff.
brandon wrote:daffodyllady wrote:It's one thing to be polished, as a politician, and another thing to have personal "presence." Santorum's way of speaking comes off as apologetic, almost. His voice is higher, his body language weak. He seems to be arguing into the wind. I like what he stands for, but the man himself is not leadership stuff.
Thanks Daffy for better clarifying why I've never been able to get myself to vote for Santorum. He's got the right principal and character, but has a weak presence about him. He doesn't have the sense of authority about him that every President needs to have to inspire confidence in the people.
It's not about looks, it's about presence.
GodsStudent wrote:Do you have any cliff notes you might share? I don't know what the purpose of listening to his speech might be, does it encourage us as to Santirum's character, or is this a bone trying to jump out of a skeletal closet? thanks for any observations you or anyone else might be willing to share.
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