“It’s truly one of the greatest speeches in American history,” said Greene.
Greene has also written that Obama comes closer than any other president to using the “rhythm, body language, pauses and punctuation and nuances in voice tone to ‘sing’ a speech,” like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Though Obama is a great orator, that very skill might be the thing that has lead to some voters feeling disconnected from the president.
“The oratorical thing can seem distancing to certain people,” said Greene.
“For all of those people who have not felt a connection to this guy on a human level, Tucson softened them,” said Greene.