Roger L. Simon

Obama, the Speechmaker

It has been generally agreed that Obama knows how to talk the talk – at least when no one is asking him any questions – and his people are evidently very aware of it.  Jenny Backus, who is working on convention preparations for Denver, spoke with the Rocky Mountain News:
On that other Obama convention speech, in 2004, that introduced him to the nation:

“No one more than Barack Obama understands how important it is to deliver a convention speech well,” Backus said. “He wouldn’t be where he is if he didn’t know how to deliver convention speeches.”

No kidding.