26 February 2010

Public Speaker Critique

The president is a very important person to most Americans. Dealing with many of societies’ troubling issues simultaneously at any given moment, the state-of-the-union address are where, we the people, get plausible and tentative information on the upcoming events and a posthumous review of the state of the countries affairs. With a reputation of well-versed speeches, this one was of an official and formal nature.

As he gave the speech his stance was strong and stoic, surmising the audience in his moments before he began to speak, at all times he kept contact with the audience while speaking. There was not much of an introduction, o reference to who he is or where he has been, if we didn’t know who he is, we were left to witness him give a forward speech to the nation. In an honest presentation of facts, occasionally using the teleprompter, he delivered a powerful speech that was curt and not loquacious. The whole speech he gave a convincing scowl of disapproval, at most during the interjection by a colleague, a first among faux paux, in such an event.

Mostly of grace it seems, his hands did not flail about through torrential whims of anger as crazy dictators often enact. An opening of endearment from the immediate moments of deliberation, as he mentioned the sorrows and woes, the losses and setbacks, of our people, as he reminded us of what is ahead. The facts were current and unwavering, honest and relevant, unbiased by press or corporate interests. Solemnly he reminded us that at the heart of our country, the people weaken with economic struggle, not simply the facts but how such things came to be, his resolve flying as a flag does as he shares the resolutions and goals of common interest, as an audience receives not only hopes but more importantly plans.

Never once, I heard unrealistic ideas or personal bias involved as he addressed the tie that binds us, the economy. As the issues given to him resurfaced in the speech, he made obvious his opinion, if the previous solution was insufficient he suggested ideas for new resolution, I refer to the supposed bank bailouts, dealt with by a bank tax, “to recover the rest, I’ve proposed a fee on the biggest banks” I became pleased with this realistic idea. For every problem a solution, for every depraved moment of patriotic remorse an occasional joke, “I thought I’d get applause on that one” then eventually continuing to big-ticket arguments with sound logic. He attested to needing more jobs than issued his decree to support what rallied every one’s enthrallment.

Every problem mentioned given received a proper solution, as he maintained an assertive, realistic and rational goal, he asked we rally our focus, drive our motivations to promote jobs, long term success and fiscally frugal healthcare opportunities and liberties, relaying to the listeners the pros and cons, provoking and enticing the audience using supporting facts, to set a good example. The promises of a politician were for once believable as poignant goals followed by direct solutions in realistic terms with added goals of civic duty. However, the coup de grace, my favorite area of the speech, of quite a long speech was how he addressed the nation’s education system, in a nonpartisan, non-rhetorical fashion. A charismatic show of constant culpability which offered the listeners the opportunity to appreciate an ally in politics for those who struggle as he called for responsibility without being judgmental, emboldening those to a patriotic meter, that if absent would cause separation of those already equal in opportunity.