I'll leave it up to you to find the space for Bush's speeches, but a quick glance at your current list makes it not that difficult of a task.
You can believe if you'd like that there was instant universal acclaim to the various speeches you site, but that is simply not the case. To pick but one, Wikipedia documents that the Gettysburg address didn't become an instant classic as you claim it to be -- and really, were you around 140 years ago? How you speak with such certainty about events which happened before your grandparents were born!
The whole point about consensus is something I already discussed -- that it takes time for speeches to filter into their place in history. If you want to wait for others to weigh in, that is your choice. I prefer to analyze speeches based on their content, rather than other people's opinions of their content. Maybe you should have titled your post this: "The top 10 speeches of all time, as determined by other people, as of 25 years ago."
By the way, Rudy will win Florida. I'd go over and shoot holes in your other writings, but life's too short to discuss things with people who refuse to think for themselves.Comment Posted By Key On 20.01.2008 @ 11:50
> Go back to sleep.
Is this what substitutes for a response? Have you seen Bush's speech, or do you just know in your heart that Reagan's was better?
I realize that this is probably the first time you've heard such an assertion, but I ask you to think for yourself.
Also understand that it takes time for speeches to filter into their proper place in history. The day Reagan gave his D-day speech, no one immediately said it was one of the top 10 speeches of all time.
Bush has given a number of great speeches. Even Peggy Noonan said that Bush's speechwriting team was the best since Kennedy. I don't think Peggy Noonan was herself all that good, but you seem to be the type of person who judges things based on other people's opinions, so I just throw it out for you.
Make room for Bush for at least 2 or 3 in the top 10.Comment Posted By Key On 20.01.2008 @ 10:56
Bush's 60th anniversary of D-day speech is better than Reagan's 40th' speech.
Go back to sleep.
Ed.Comment Posted By Key On 19.01.2008 @ 22:28
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