Unfriendly ghost? Former chief Bush scribe declares Obama’s rhetorical rep “declining”

Michael Gerson, who served as the chief speechwriter for President Bush’s first term, now writes a column for the Washington Post. Today, he uses the platform to offer, as he told his Facebook friends, “My take on Obama’s declining rhetorical reputation. Really a shame. I love good rhetoric.”

Is this:

A. The most predictable sour-grapes hatchet job in the sordid, catty history of former presidential speechwriters?

B. An on-the-money analysis of a leader who knows how to talk beautifully in the abstract, but when discussing the specifics of governing, resembles Silent Cal Coolidge (as Gerson asserts).

C. Both of the above.

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