Observation: The key to great politician speeches — no politics

Observation: The key to great politician speeches — no politics: I sat through lots of speeches today at the NFIB Small-Business Summit. (I’ve posted short items on several of them over at MyBusinessmag.com.) One speech I heard today is perhaps the best speech I’ve ever heard from a politician. Perhaps it’s the best because it was the least political speeches I’ve ever heard from a politician. It was some straight-from-the-heart story telling by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour about what has happened in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina. Hammock Publishing’s Emily McMackin does a wonderful job capturing what Barbour said in this article at NFIB.com. However, it was one of those “you had to be there” experiences.

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  • Summer

    I still tear up just a little when I try to recount to someone the way he was choking up talking with such pride about his state and fellow Mississippians. I hate to even call it a speech, that makes it sound so contrived and rehearsed. He truly spoke from the heart.