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Old 04-22-2005, 09:26 AM   #46
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What about Bill Clinton? He was a really good speaker and had style that people responded to.
I found him irritating. All that "emoting" - what was all that about? I'm told it appealed more to women.
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All that "emoting" - what was all that about? I'm told it appealed more to women.
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sit in the front row, and when everyone flips their caps in the air, just whip at George like a frisbee and hope that the sharp part hits him in the eye.

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I found him irritating. All that "emoting" - what was all that about? I'm told it appealed more to women.
Emoting can be a powerful technique that speakers use to persuade their audience. I don't know whether or not it is a more effective technique on men or women, but it does work.
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Emoting is what did it for Reagan too and it's one thing I liked about him. When Reagan comforted people such as the families of the Challenger victims you could tell he was geniunely interested in them. Same with Clinton when he was working with the crowds. Bush doesn't even want to be seen with the families of U.S. soldiers who died.

As for the speech, I think it would be really interesting to see both sides. College really taught me to open my mind to new ideas and really speaking my voice. If people protest, so be it. They are college students and they should do that. And likewise, there should be students standing outside supporting Bush for the same reason.

I don't buy the whole "have respect and don't protest because he's the president". If that were the case, why did our founding fathers create a first amendment? I walk by a sign in a window of a building across from the Trade Center site everyday. It's a quote from Thomas Jefferson -- "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." I think he had it right.
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I don't buy the whole "have respect and don't protest because he's the president". If that were the case, why did our founding fathers create a first amendment?
I disagree. I don't have a problem w/ protesting or free speech or whatever, but commencement is not the time nor the place. If you want to protest Bush, do it on Capitol Hill or at a campaign rally. For commencement, I think it's rediculous. Just don't go. Protesting will just make everyone's lives a pain in the ass. Campus safety will be overwhelmed, Bush's SS will have to take extra procautions, students/staff/faculty who just want to go about their normal daily activity will have to deal with masses of angry people.

Anyway, it's private property so there probably won't be any protesting to worry about.
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wow - I'd hate to think of you Bush haters in the military. You'd be like, "No, I won't do this or that, because I don't like push and don't agree with his policies".

But he's still commander in Chief, and still your boss.

Oh, but that's right, none of you guys would ever join the military.
Your post made me laugh.

Do you see the irony in your post?

W. is the only "Commander in Chief"

that failed to complete his service.

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Oh really? I didn't know this. Do you have some kind of documentation?
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I was born in the U. S.

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Do you have some kind of documentation on the assertation that he failed to complete his service?
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I found him irritating. All that "emoting" - what was all that about? I'm told it appealed more to women.
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Do you have some kind of documentation on the assertation that he failed to complete his service?
CBS would be happy to make one up for you.
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John Kerry would have been a good leader. You guys are a joke. He is your commander in chief, show some respect.
Totally agree Angtre....amazing how many anti-Bush people look ridiculous saying they wouldn't go, or wouldn't applaud or would throw their cap at him. Grow up people. Even though I dislike Clinton's policies, I would still show him the respect that he has gained of being President.
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I'm finding this thread very humerous. It's a speech that you'll probably forget about within 48 hours.
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wow - I'd hate to think of you Bush haters in the military. You'd be like, "No, I won't do this or that, because I don't like push and don't agree with his policies".

But he's still commander in Chief, and still your boss.

Oh, but that's right, none of you guys would ever join the military.

My boss??????????????? Don't think so.
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