21 August 2009

Compare/Contrast pres.40 v. 44

Pres. 40 (Ronald W. Reagan): "I won the nickname the great communicator. But I never thought it was my style that made a difference - it was the content.
"I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn't spring full blown from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation, from our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in the principles that have guided us for two centuries."

Pres. 44 (Barack H. Obama):
"What they'll say is: 'well, it costs too much money' but, you know what, it would cost about... it... it... would cost about... it would cost about the same as what we would spend... it... over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would cost us... alright... okay, we're going to... the... it would cost us about the same as it would cost for about... hold on one second, I can't hear myself ah *giggles*, but I'm glad you're fired up, though, I'm glad."