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Down on the Farm: Obama's oratory

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Say what you will about President Obama, he has done his part to revive the dying art of oratory.

Obama's speech here in Tucson after the tragic shootings last week was lauded from all sides. The text was well-written and threaded all the necessary rhetorical needles.


Yet, for all its strength on paper, the speech had to be delivered flawlessly for it to work.

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