I Believe

Topics: Barack Obama, John McCain, Harvard Law School Pages: 2 (512 words) Published: February 10, 2013
Brenda Valentin
This semester during speech class I have witness several political campaigns which include presidential debates, acceptance and concession speeches. The presidential debate between President Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney was a great representation of the skills my speech professor was teaching my class and I. Some useful skills we learned in class were to obey time constraints, be ethical, maintain good eye contact, be clear, start strong and close stronger. Our class has also discussed the importance of the audience not interrupting the speaker while he or she is speaking. Both Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney are good public speakers, however they were not perfect. During his speech Mitt Romney falsely accused president Obama of not calling the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a terror attack. But, it was proven after he publicized this statement; Romney was not telling the truth. The day after the attack, Obama referred to it as "terror" before full reports were in, and lying or not having the correct facts is an example of unethical behavior. During the Second Presidential Town Hall Debate Obama and Mitt Romney had to state their views and opinions about certain political issued based questions. Both presidents had about two minutes to talk and answer the question, Mitt Romney stopped speaking on time however, President Obama exceeded the time limit. Even though I don’t agree with Obama not obeying the time limit he did answer the question better than Obama. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have great eye contact skills. Though according to an article written by Kaila Joy Gray there is no greater sin than a president reading off of a teleprompter. Romney was relying more and more on Teleprompters towards his later speeches as he was delivering scripted closing argument. He was relying on a written script to deliver his thoughts and at five of his seven rallies since the Wisconsin speech, Romney has read from Teleprompters. I don’t...
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