How an American President was expected to speak 100 years ago

Builders,

In 1910, TR delivered the the words below on a European tour. The audience in France received them with great vigor.

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In the last century, it became commonplace for presidents to use speech writers, reducing themselves to mere actors. TR was a real writer, and he needed no one to find words for him. He was the real thing.

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schelessger wrote for JFK and Noonan wrote for Regan. It went down hill from there, in 2000 after GWB invented words and Gore slowly said the words ‘lock box’ in every speech, Jeff Greenfield observed that “we have a candidate who speaks to us as is English is HIS second language and another who speaks to us as if English is OUR second language. Today the vocabulary is reduced to phases like ‘very bad’ and ‘low ratings’ and I find myself becoming nostalgic for Bush and Gore.

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I protect my mind by going to the books and reading the words of TR and Lincoln. These and beer sipped in a lawn chair beside the grass runway provides a mental refuge.

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If it doesn’t work you can always resort to harder stuff and books by Jeff Cooper.

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Wewjr.

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One Reply to “How an American President was expected to speak 100 years ago”

  1. If I ever come to a college I won’t talk politics and most my tools are USA, now, especially my torque wrenches which I got on Ebay and then sent off immediately for calibration. So in light of your modeling, which is actually more heavily bent toward the philosophical, I’ll put in my 2 cents: More home made beer with good friends in the cool of the evening celebrating the fruits of life and tossing the indigestible peels to the ‘gators, buck loaded 870’s in good supply and near at hand… sounds pretty ideal…{;^)

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