Tagged: 2016 Presidential Race

Wednesday Word: He Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.

Musical Muse: “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg

 

May I share a Wednesday Word with you?

More to the point, I’d like to share some words of advice: Don’t beg for pity applause. Never, ever implore your audience to applaud for you, on command, at any point during a speech or a presentation.

At times, we may have desired a certain response or result so badly that we resort to begging. We’re only human, so I won’t judge–unless you’re begging your audience to applaud for you.

Which is exactly what I just watched Jeb Bush do at a New Hampshire town hall event earlier today. (Hat tip to Steve Benen at The MaddowBlog.)

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Vice President Joe Biden: Not Running for President in 2016

Vice President Joe Biden announced his decision this afternoon. Watch it starting at the 7:28 mark.

Courtesy Washington Post

It was a strong statement about what led to his decision. Biden also underscored the achievements of the Obama Administration. But I have to say that I felt a bit wistful for the Vice President when he said,

Mr. President, thank you for lending me the Rose Garden for a minute.

I feel privileged that this public servant serves as our Vice President.