I have been in Congress nearly 6 years now. During that time, I
have heard a number of speeches from the podium on the House floor.
I have heard 2 U.S. presidents and any number of prime ministers
and presidents and chancellors of other nations. But, last week’s
speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the best
speech I have yet heard in those chambers.
First, from a clinical perspective, he is a great speaker. He
used notes, but no teleprompter. Those little glass stands that you
always see when Obama speaks were not there. Not using a
teleprompter allowed him to ad-lib, as he did when a protestor
started yelling in the gallery, without worrying that he would get
out of synch with whoever was operating the prompter and thereby
either miss or repeat a paragraph. Without that machine in between
him and the audience, he made a connection that others fail to
make. I could feel his courage. I could feel his strength. And,
most importantly, I was overwhelmed by the sincerity of his
remarks. I felt he was being completely honest and authentic. Many
American politicians could learn something from him.
And, from the standpoint of the message,… Read More