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Love Him or Hate Him: The Undeniable Power of the Spoken Word of Bill Clinton

Posted by on September 17th, 2012

During the 2008 election, former President of the United States Bill Clinton was essentially shunned by the Obama campaign team, viewed as having the potential to overshadow Barack Obama. Four years later, I clearly see why. With a speech that will be remembered for years to come, silver-haired, silver-tonged Bill Clinton once again proved the power of the spoken word – HIS word.

Bill Clinton will go down in the annals of public speaking as one of the greatest orators of all time. John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Winston Churchill have nothing on Bill Clinton. Recently addressing the crowd at the Democratic National Convention, Mr. Clinton delivered an impassioned, rousing speech that not only demonstrated his support of the Democratic Party and Barack Obama but also love for America! I will go as far as saying that if President Obama wins the November election, the first person he should thank is Bill Clinton.

There is no denying the so-called Clinton Effect. Just the other day, a number of my colleagues heard Bill Clinton speak in New York (check out our last blog post), only to return with rave reviews. But this is nothing new for Bill Clinton; he has been talking himself into and out of tricky (sticky – thank you, Ms. Lewinsky) situations forever. And unlike Al Gore, most people would have believed Bill Clinton had he claimed to have invented the Internet – including the real inventors! Bill Clinton is such a smooth talker that he could probably convince the American people to let him run for a 3rd term as President of the United States.

Funny thing is he’d probably win. Watch out Barack!