Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: the differing oratory skills of McCain and Obama.Regardless of what you think about the junior senator from Illinois, this man can give a speech. His "acceptance" proclamation last evening was rousing, thoughtful, and powerful. Yet, hours before, McCain also spoke, and irrespective of substance, was flat, and even dull by comparison.Is this a huge problem for McCain? Are enough Americans taken by flash and facade that the lack of any true platform coming from Obama will be ignored due to his fabulous oratory skills? Will he appear young, energizing, and uplifting next to the older, less captivating McCain? Or will Americans see through Obama's veneer, recognize that he actually isn't saying anything, and be more interested in hearing real ideas and solutions to real world problems?

NB Staff
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