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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by Sestias
what do you want Obama to do? Always speak "white," or always speak "black?"
He should always speak NATURALLY. The way that is natural for him to speak. He (and all other politicians) should NOT be changing their speech patterns to fit the audience.
His background has exposed him to both cultures,
He was raised by a white family in Hawaii. His diction would be from that.
His black father abandoned him at a very young age. He did not have that culture in his home environment at all.
so probably both modes of diction are easy for him.
It doesn't matter what mode of diction is 'easy' for him.
Heck .. I can turn on a Southern accent very easily.
But it would be, in essense, a LIE for me to do so.
The diction he should be using is the one that is natural for him to.
Faking an accent ... pandering to who ever is listening at the time .. is pathetic.
Same for Hillary. She does it. Her Selma speech ranks right there with Obama's ... see through and pathetic.
Same for Bush43. I don't know if a thick Texas accent is his natural one, or if that is what he turns on for the Southern Audience every so often. Either way - he's either pandering with the Texas accent, or pandering without one.