Actually Clinton did pretty well speaking too. He had the Bubba appeal and was very skilled at talking out of both sides of his mouth without ever really committing to anything. I'm not a big Clinton fan but I do respect his abilities as a politician. (Which seem to have faded recently.)
Obama's "perfect" oratory skills may turn off some working class voters. Who knows though?
When Obama speaks, all I hear is.....
Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, hope, bullshit, bullshit, change, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, George Bush, bullshit, bullshit.
I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad