Kuttner held his own and threw it right back at him!
Kudos to Mr. Kuttner!
He was on Hannity and Colmes to promote a book that we should all know about, "Obama's Challenge".
In it, Kuttner provides an economist's view of the difficulties that Obama will face in taking on the presidency and how he can surmount those challenges to become a truly transformative leader.
You can read more about the book here.
Also, here is a great promotional video to help spread the word...
Next up is a detailed and instructive look at the power and efficacy of Obama's delivery, and the skill and dedication that is required to pull that off.
"SAY IT LIKE OBAMA: THE POWER OF SPEAKING WITH PURPOSE AND VISION
will be available everywhere books are sold on October 1st, 2008, and is all about the art of persuasion, the power of presentation, and the most effective techniques of communication - all of the things that has made Obama one of the most notable orators of recent times and has helped move him from relative obscurity, overcoming challenges that could have thwarted another candidate - his race, his youth, his 'exotic' name - to becoming one of the most important figures in the Democratic party."
"In speech after speech, Barack Obama has “fired up” millions of enthusiastic supporters with his inspiring vision, rousing rhetoric, and charismatic presence His outstanding communication skills gave rise to an unprecedented political movement and fueled Obama’s success in becoming the first African American presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party.
But inspiring and persuading millions isn’t simply a product of innate ability—Barack Obama honed techniques that made him a highly effective speaker before audiences numbering thirty to 200,000. These techniques are vital not only in the political arena, but also for business executives, managers, and leaders from all walks of life."
"The author, Dr. Shel Leanne, is uniquely qualified to speak on this topic - she runs a leadership development program for the Fortune 100s, has worked for McKinsey & Company and Morgan Stanley, and has degrees from Harvard and Oxford."
Lynn Andriani writes for Publishers Weekly:
In the book, Leanne, president of the leadership development company Wilshel Corporation, uses examples of Obama’s speeches to explain the art of persuasion, the power of presentation and effective communication techniques. The book includes Obama’s 2004 DNC keynote address and his 2008 Democratic National Convention speech, given just two weeks ago on August 28.
Republicans constantly try to dismiss Obama as a "good talker" without any substance.
It's great to see a book that breaks down the formidable substance behind the talk.
Thanks to Jesse McDougall and Kenya Henderson for the info!