Here is a summary of the items you'll see on the Clinton video (which
by popular request is longer than the last video!). We start with a
clip from Clinton's acceptance speech at the 1992 Convention. You'll
hear him talk about the New Democrats.
Then you'll see an excerpt from the Labor Day campaign kick-off
speech given in Harry Truman's hometown of Independence, Missouri.
Following that is a section from the first 1992 debate. Note how
Clinton directly addresses his opponent (Mr. Bush, not President
Bush), a classic strategy. (If you're interested in television debate
tactics, I recommend Myles Martel's book on the subject. He was
Reagan's debate coach in 1980.)
Next is a clip from Clinton's address to Congress regarding health
care, followed by a segment from a ceremonial address in observance
Then comes a clip from the 1995 State of Union Address following the
loss of Congress to the Republicans. Do you think Clinton makes the
best out of a bad situation? This section might, by the way,
constitute a brief summary of our course!
Then there is a clip from the first inaugural (sorry, it's out of
chronological order, but we almost lost the tape). Next is a clip
from Clinton's speech to the Radio-Television correspondents which
shows he is also adept at after-dinner speaking.
We conclude with what, alas, may be among the more memorable of
Clinton's speeches: those dealing with Monica Lewinsky. The first is
his TV address following grand jury testimony and the second is his
speech at the annual White House prayer breakfast.
Even knowing what you now know about Bill Clinton, I think it is
still clear that he can be a rather formidable speaker. Do you agree?