January 25, 2012
Obama, The Master Of Public Speaking
He's so awesome, his speechwriters write his speeches at an 8th grade level.
The University of Minnesota's Smart Politics conducted an analysis on the last 70 State of the Union addresses and found that President Obama's three addresses have the lowest grade average of any modern president. "Obama's average grade-level score of 8.4 is more than two grades lower than the 10.7 grade average for the other 67 addresses written by his 12 predecessors," they conclude.
Now, I'll grant that the 10th grade average isn't exactly the greatest either, but it's clear that, as Rush says, Obama is the least qualified guy in any room that he walks into. And as far as the 10th grade average goes, it just shows that the inside the beltway types figure us for stupid. Yeah, I get that they want to get their message out to the broadest amount of people as possible, but the majority of Americans don't read at a 10th grade level. Except maybe Rusty's students. Personally, I find it insulting.
More fun with POTUS' SOTU. If this clown (God forbid) gets reelected, his last SOTU is simply going to be an amalgam of all the previous speeches by that time.