I was impressed in reading a recent letter from Cynthia Olson in Webster Groves. She was obviously an excellent student and learned to write superbly. This is an admirable attribute and bears a distinct similarity to speakers who are articulate and can speak in spellbinding fashion.

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are prime examples of those who can sway audiences with their comfortable  eloquence.


I was impressed in reading a recent letter from Cynthia Olson in Webster Groves. She was obviously an excellent student and learned to write superbly. This is an admirable attribute and bears a distinct similarity to speakers who are articulate and can speak in spellbinding fashion.
Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are prime examples of those who can sway audiences with their comfortable  eloquence.
I sincerely hope that the coming election will not be a contest of colorful speech versus substantive ideas.
Ms. Olson’s history studies should have revealed to her the historic results of earlier races which pitted brilliant speakers versus plain spoken men with proven judgement.
Our 16th president was not Arthur Jennings Bryan but a soft spoken Abraham Lincoln. Our 33rd president was not Thomas Dewey but a simple speaking Harry Truman. Our 34th president was not an eloquent Adlai Stevenson but a blunt spoken, Dwight Eisenhower.
If Ms. Olson thinks Barack Obama passes the “founding Fathers’ test” there is contrary proof in his voting record as a U.S Senator or  Illinois Legislator.
I am confident that Missourians will want a proven leader in the White House and not simply another polished speaker. We need and deserve better.
Hal Anway
Lake Ozark