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Obama Needs Better, Not Fewer, Speeches

Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The standard complaint about President Barack Obama -- that he’s better at giving speeches than running the government -- was a cliche even before the opening of 2013, his worst year in the White House. After the epic incompetence of the health-care rollout, even his friends are hard-pressed to deny the charge. Still, if you ask me, the main thing about Obama is not that he gives too many speeches but that he gives too few.

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