President Obama has long been regarded as a skilled orator. What many might not realize is that he is also a skilled arbiter of oratory. To be a skilled arbiter of oratory, of course, you first must be a sharp observer of it. And Obama has proven he is. For instance, two years ago, he allowed that it was fair to say the rollout of Obamacare "has been rough so far." At the same time, "it's fair to say that . . . we would not have rolled out something knowing very well that it wasn't going to work." And that also makes sense when you think about it, because as he pointed out on another occasion, it's also "fair to say that all governments think they're doing what's right, and don't like criticism." Perhaps, observes A. Barton Hinkle, it is also fair to say that Obama's gift for gab relies mostly on empty rhetoric.
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