1. Obama is a great communicator
2. Obama's is not a great communicator otherwise everyone would be in favor of Obamacare.
An example from Morgan Freeberg
By no imaginable standard can a politician be considered a great “communicator,” or even an adequate one, if he is unable to persuade voters of average-or-below intelligence to back his policies.
Further, is there any evidence that Obama is especially good at communicating with those on the far right of the bell curve? Chait is persuaded, and we’re willing to stipulate that Chait is brilliant. But Chait was persuaded before, and we know lots of brilliant people who oppose ObamaCare.
Obama is very good at making smart liberals feel superior. That is a communication ability, but not a terribly useful one for a politician in a democratic country.
Here is the issue: If a great communicator lays out a program, and no one is buying, does that mean they suck? or the program sucks? Conversely, if a moron lays out a program and everyone buys, is the guy in reality a great communicator or is it just the program is so great?
I don't think Obama is all that good as a communicator. Frankly, off prompter, his hmmms and ahhhhs distract me. He has no cadence and worse, he meanders. When he is ON prompter, he is trying to be some great orator enunciating each comment as if the stone masons are working hard to keep up.
His program (Obamacare) is a piece of crap. He could mesmerize listeners and once they see the details of the program, run for the hills.
Nothing that Obama says, or how he speaks can get me buying his POS programs, but that doesn't automatically make him a bad speaker. He is a bad speaker and too many people are giving THAT excuse for Obamacare not getting traction when the POS program is unsaleable to begin with.