Originally Posted by Kolder
Obama can talk? He fumbles anytime he doesn't have a teleprompter. And he does it pretty consistently.
There is a big difference between debating/discussing an issue, and delivering a speach. Obama is much better at delivering a speach when he just has to read the words and speak them. He is good at energizing the crowd and such. Romney is not as good there, but much better at understanding his material and responding when he has to think on his feet.
When Romney was governor here, there was an incident where a woman was killed in the big dig tunnel. A concrete ceiling panel fell on her car. They had a press conference about this. First person to speak was the director of the turnpike authority. It was lolbad. Like 50 times worse than what you can imagine. Stumbling over words and had no idea what he was talking about. Then Romney spoke and had learned all about the different fasteners, the concrete, where the problem was, what to do to fix it, etc. The guy is very good at taking charge and fixing things, which is what we need. Obama is horrible at that.