Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

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  1. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    This was an effective speech, I thought, in general.

    1. Drax profile image78
      Draxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      which speech are we talking about here, there are quite a few male Laureates this year... ?

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad to hear you say that smile

  2. jmuston profile image61
    jmustonposted 8 years ago

    To whom, do you think the speech was the most effective? Was he talking to the "left", the "right", the "moderate" or to the rest of the world with complete disregard to his own people?
       Personally, I believe that this was the first time that the President actually spoke of his own countries interest while giving a speech in a foreign country. However, my analysis would be that he was to weak for the right, to strong for the left and didnt appeal to the moderate at all. He mentioned that "Americas commitment to global security is unwavering", this sounds alot like the Bush Doctrine. I bet that really set well with his base. His new ideaology that war is sometimes neccesary is quite true, but again this is not the stand that he took during the campaign.
       The best quote from his speech was the same thing that he said at West Point. He said that he "prohibited torture." He may not know this but torture was prohibited by the Geneva Convention in 1949. He may have defined Waterboarding as torture, but he did not lead talks at the Geneva Convention. He seems to like to take credit for those things that he hasnt done.
        I hope that he makes the decisions that are best for the people of this country, but I am unsure that he has the intelligence or the "Audacity" to actually make the tough decisions in spite of what he thinks others will think of him.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good point.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It didn't sound to me like he was talking to either side, just to Americans and the world in general.

    3. sooner than later profile image55
      sooner than laterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thats what I got from it. Its like he is trying to justify himself to those he promised "hope". They bought it, and they still believe him.

      sad

  3. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    Which Nobel Prize - science, medicine or literature?

  4. sooner than later profile image55
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

    I think I will be getting the next nobel prize for "things I'm planning on doing". So when that happens, you will know who I really am. big_smile

  5. The Bard profile image72
    The Bardposted 8 years ago

    It was akin to an Oscar speech. It was patronising and condescending. He was talking to a European audience who didn't need such rhetoric and could easily see through the veneer.

    This award is a travesty, politically motivated, and devalues the essence of it's founder.

  6. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I stopped listening to presidents' speeches in the Bush administration, and I haven't listened to Obama since he's been elected.  hmm  (Don't mind me, I'm in "a mood". - but it's true.  I don't listen to presidents these days.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Michelle? Is that you?

      1. Lisa HW profile image69
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nope - Lisa.

        1. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          ...kidding


          ...'Michelle'


          ...get it?

          1. Lisa HW profile image69
            Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  7. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I thought it was sensibly balanced. smile

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate the fact that it was exactly NOT what those dudes where expecting from him.


      Not sure why he then went out of his way to insult the King though...

 
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