Obama on Letterman

  • lostlogic

    Posts: 223

    Sep 22, 2009 9:25 PM GMT


    Do you guys think talk show appearances do the President good or hurt him in the long run?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 22, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    When this is what he's up against, I want to believe that we have a chance.

    illiterate1.jpg
  • creature

    Posts: 5197

    Sep 22, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    political-pictures-rnc-child-left-behind
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 22, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    Considering that this is the primary way people get their information now, I think it is necessary.

    Sad, but true.
  • lostlogic

    Posts: 223

    Sep 23, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    Those pictures are scary-hilarious. I guess trying to have a conversation with them WOULD be like talking to a dining room table... as Barny Frank would say! So maybe it would be pointless trying to please them otherwise.

    People in this country are loosing it, if they weren't already!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    Meh, I'm sick of seeing him act/look like Madonna on tour vs. Presidential.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 5:09 AM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidMeh, I'm sick of seeing him act/look like Madonna on tour vs. Presidential.


    Welcome to the media age.

    I'm more concerned with his results than I am with him acting "presidential"...whatever that means. Odd critique.
  • lostlogic

    Posts: 223

    Sep 23, 2009 5:40 AM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidMeh, I'm sick of seeing him act/look like Madonna on tour vs. Presidential.


    LoL true! But like what RuggerATX, that comes with this advance digital age. Obama is so part of that culture.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 6:02 AM GMT
    there has to be a better way to reach out to the masses besides latenight tv or using your "star-power" to get the american people to respond. fact is I think people are getting tired of seeing/hearing him... he is proving Hillary's point that he is all talk and no action. He should be sending out his people to talk for him and to promote his policy and save his face time for more serious events to that way when people see him on they respond and are like OH SHIT! ITS OBAMA ON TV! Not this... oh he's on again. Its like watching the jeffersons on... people are just so over it they are just changing the channel. I really really want him to do something bad ass even though I supported hillary. He has a chance to do so real good but he needs to grow a pair, stop talking, and get these yellow-dog asshat democrat-lites to get with the program already and put Nancy P. and her posse on a lesh already. I might not have been able to stand Bush any further than I could throw him (8yrs as Gov. and then 8yrs as President), but still at least the guy had the balls to get his people to do things for him even if they went about it in shady/questionable ways with half-truths and what not... granted I know it wasnt Bush... It was rove but where the hell is the Karl Rove of the DNC? Obama needs one like YESTERDAY!icon_neutral.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 6:10 AM GMT
    I watched it last night and thought it was really boring. I actually don't think this format is his strong point. Granted, he's a master at giving poignant and moving speeches, but he seems kind of stiff and overly conscious of every word that comes out of his mouth so that these type of interviews seem dull and staged.

    Will this Letterman interview make or break his political agenda? I'm doubtful it will change anything.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 6:15 AM GMT
    IlliniXMarine saidI watched it last night and thought it was really boring. I actually don't think this format is his strong point. Granted, he's a master at giving poignant and moving speeches, but he seems kind of stiff and overly conscious of every word that comes out of his mouth so that these type of interviews seem dull and staged.

    Will this Letterman interview make or break his political agenda? I'm doubtful it will change anything.

    exactly my point. changing we can believe in... RIIIGHT
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 2:41 PM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidthere has to be a better way to reach out to the masses besides latenight tv or using your "star-power" to get the american people to respond. fact is I think people are getting tired of seeing/hearing him... he is proving Hillary's point that he is all talk and no action. He should be sending out his people to talk for him and to promote his policy and save his face time for more serious events to that way when people see him on they respond and are like OH SHIT! ITS OBAMA ON TV! Not this... oh he's on again. Its like watching the jeffersons on... people are just so over it they are just changing the channel. I really really want him to do something bad ass even though I supported hillary. He has a chance to do so real good but he needs to grow a pair, stop talking, and get these yellow-dog asshat democrat-lites to get with the program already and put Nancy P. and her posse on a lesh already. I might not have been able to stand Bush any further than I could throw him (8yrs as Gov. and then 8yrs as President), but still at least the guy had the balls to get his people to do things for him even if they went about it in shady/questionable ways with half-truths and what not... granted I know it wasnt Bush... It was rove but where the hell is the Karl Rove of the DNC? Obama needs one like YESTERDAY!icon_neutral.gif


    Umm...he's a leader. Leaders need to motivate whoever they are leading. Today, this is done through mass media. If we had a better education system and weren't such a TV-oriented culture, maybe he could reach us though other means, such as editorials in reputable newspapers. Oh wait. Those have been taken over by agenda-driven publishing companies.

    Even on the surface you could not blame him, but blame the consumers instead.

    If you're reducing his impact and effectiveness to "star power", then maybe you should look at your own hollywood-influenced life. Obviously you're feeling affected.

    You can always turn off the TV you know. Maybe then you'll get over your "symbol over substance" mindset. Who cares about the medium? It's the message, execution, and results that are more important.

    The Jeffersons reference was beyond stupid.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 2:58 PM GMT
    The shocking proposition that elected officials be accessible by those they represent.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    Well, I watched this on TV and it's nice to see the Prez relaxed and having a little fun. Makes him more relate-able and less distant.


    -Doug

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 3:06 PM GMT
    Isn't this interview prior to him becoming president?
  • Koaa2

    Posts: 1556

    Sep 23, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    It is wonderful seeing an articulate and intelligent individual in charge. He has only been if office for around 8 months and people expect miracles after the last disastrous 8 years. I never thought he would be able to make the big changes that everyone thought was going to happen with their lives, that can only come from the individual.
    I do think he needs to re-examine his team though, I don't think those who helped him get elected are those that can help him get things done while President.
  • lostlogic

    Posts: 223

    Sep 23, 2009 7:24 PM GMT
    MadeNUSA saidIsn't this interview prior to him becoming president?


    Whoops, yes it is! But I guess that doesn't really matter to the debate. I changed the video though. Thanks for pointing that out! icon_smile.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 23, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    Oh the president is hot. I would do him
  • lostlogic

    Posts: 223

    Sep 24, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidOh the president is hot. I would do him


    I would hit it. icon_twisted.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 24, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
    RuggerATX said
    Ryan_Andrew saidthere has to be a better way to reach out to the masses besides latenight tv or using your "star-power" to get the american people to respond. fact is I think people are getting tired of seeing/hearing him... he is proving Hillary's point that he is all talk and no action. He should be sending out his people to talk for him and to promote his policy and save his face time for more serious events to that way when people see him on they respond and are like OH SHIT! ITS OBAMA ON TV! Not this... oh he's on again. Its like watching the jeffersons on... people are just so over it they are just changing the channel. I really really want him to do something bad ass even though I supported hillary. He has a chance to do so real good but he needs to grow a pair, stop talking, and get these yellow-dog asshat democrat-lites to get with the program already and put Nancy P. and her posse on a lesh already. I might not have been able to stand Bush any further than I could throw him (8yrs as Gov. and then 8yrs as President), but still at least the guy had the balls to get his people to do things for him even if they went about it in shady/questionable ways with half-truths and what not... granted I know it wasnt Bush... It was rove but where the hell is the Karl Rove of the DNC? Obama needs one like YESTERDAY!icon_neutral.gif


    Umm...he's a leader. Leaders need to motivate whoever they are leading. Today, this is done through mass media. If we had a better education system and weren't such a TV-oriented culture, maybe he could reach us though other means, such as editorials in reputable newspapers. Oh wait. Those have been taken over by agenda-driven publishing companies.

    Even on the surface you could not blame him, but blame the consumers instead.

    If you're reducing his impact and effectiveness to "star power", then maybe you should look at your own hollywood-influenced life. Obviously you're feeling affected.

    You can always turn off the TV you know. Maybe then you'll get over your "symbol over substance" mindset. Who cares about the medium? It's the message, execution, and results that are more important.

    The Jeffersons reference was beyond stupid.


    I hardly find the man motivating. I usually end up falling alseep during his speeches as they usually are long-winded and full of the same shit he said the day before and still I see no results. Youre right I could turn off the TV. The thing is typically I have the TV running on CNN while I go about my day... on the phone, on the computer, in the shower, wthatever... I usually use it to hear whats going on in the world. What can I say I am a news junkie... its not until maybe after AC360's first hour that I turn out and watch a movie or unless Grey's Anatomy or Ugly Better... then I might be more inclined to turn out sooner. I'm hardly influenced by hollywood's star power. I have to force myself to watch MTV and anything else pop-culture based espically when trying to keep up with fashion trends and what not when I worked as a fashion expert. I dont feel affected rather as one thats studied political science and knows excatly what he's trying to do... its just no a method I would agree with. I feel that most american are just over seeing him on 24/7 because as with anything chrisma works only in small doses over a long period of time. Clinton was know best for this. The message is important. Youre right, however your execution will impact how you drive your results. As for the Jefferson's comment... I was actually citing a my friends mother whom happens to have voted for obama and came up with it. I laughed.. it made sense to me.