Three speechwriters analyze Obama’s Afghanistan speech

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As Vital Speeches editor, I sometimes feel compelled to analyze important speeches immediately. But especially in cases of important speeches, the policy is so much more important than the speech that analyzing the speech feels like commenting on the president’s tie.

So I prefer to bring you the worthy critiques of other speechwriters.

In the case of President Obama’s address on Afghanistan last night, the mixed review offered by former Reagan writer Hal Gordon, the measured pan from Podium Pundit Ed Walsh and the thoughtful critique of form and content by Toronto freelance speechwriter John Watkis.

Enjoy—and weigh in!

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