Columnist: Obama's Rhetoric Is Overrated The presidential hopeful has gained wide-spread attention for his inspirational rhetoric, but some aren't impressed. Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman discusses why he thinks Obama's speeches are overrated.
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Columnist: Obama's Rhetoric Is Overrated

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Columnist: Obama's Rhetoric Is Overrated

Columnist: Obama's Rhetoric Is Overrated

Columnist: Obama's Rhetoric Is Overrated

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Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has gained wide-spread attention for his inspirational rhetoric, but not everyone is impressed. Madeleine Brand talks to Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman about why he thinks Obama's speeches are overrated.