Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The tense of his verbs...

Captain Ed notes a David Gergen observation here, that Barack Obama is being somewhat presumptious, if not out-of-place, with his acting as though he has a present-day role in our foreign policy.

My academic and professional backgrounds are in technical areas (physics and aviation). I rarely write anything more than a brief report while at work. My command of the English language is not the best. I am not a wordsmith. That said, I found interesting this video found via John at Powerline, where we see Obama using verbs in the first person. Beginning at 0:54, he says:
"My job is to think as the national security interest as a whole, and to have to weigh and balance risks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their job is to just get the job done here." [My emphases]




Obama is full of expectations about this race, and his verbs tell me he has already measured for the new drapery.

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phx said...
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azlibertarian said...

Obama is still a voting Senator, however (and I may have made this point poorly), the context of his verbs tell me he is assuming that he has this race won.

phx said...
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