Comparison of Bush and Obama Speeches on Their Respective Surges.
I took the opportunity to post Obama’s speech on the Afghan surge and Bush speech on the Iraq surge. Please read both and decide which is more thoughtful and sincere. Let me give you a hint: the one that is the most sincere is the one that is given by the President that uses the least first-person pronouns.
Bigger hint: Bush used “I” eight times and “me” five times. Obama used “I” 45 times and “me” six times.
Here’s another stat for you: the number of times each President used the pronoun “we”. Bush used “we” 49 times; Obama used the word 107 times. That to me signifies that while both men were deferential, Obama relies too much on the notions of others rather than confidence in America and his own leadership.
These are going to be some rough days ahead.