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A Tale of Two Speeches, President Obama vs. King George VI

A Tale of Two Speeches, President Obama vs. King George VI

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King George VI vs. President Barack Obama. The Huffington Post pegs both men’s speeches against one and other and considers how they fared:

“President Obama is facing a very hostile House of Representatives, and a country that is torn on the efficacy of his presidency, though they all knew he could speak. Firth (as King George) faced a unified nation, but a country torn on the efficacy of his speech. Oh, and a swarming enemy that was invading his little island. Both oversaw what could be considered empires at their crossroads. Here’s a basic scorecard between the two.”
Here is the scorecard, King George VI’s speech, a clip from the film (which Weinstein Co. may trim for a PG-13) and Obama’s State of the Union, below:

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