Barack Obama can crack a joke, not just one but many actually. He can also drive home a serious point while doing it.
Obviously the guy is funny, he has that bloke from The Man Show sitting next to him smiling and trying not to laugh so hard, at least this is what I could tell from watching the Annual presidential White House correspondents dinner. 2012 was probably the best one I have watched, would love to actually attend one, definitely on my bucket list.
My laptop was blaring away with his speech and I couldn’t help noticing how many images he used, short movies, commercials, mini skits and so on. It was a mini Hollywood digital production. This in turn made me realise how poor our politicians utilise digital means to communicate and relate to us. Actually now that I think about it, the extent to which our pollies digitally communicate with us, it’s pretty much limited to Kevin Rudd posting on Twitter every 20 minutes about how much fun he is having, dinner here or there with someone or another. Maybe our pollies need to drop the B grade backstabbing and do it with some real class like how Obama tackles Trump.
I think we all now notice most things on the internet before we can notice them on TV or Radio so it makes sense that our pollies should probably speak to us in that manner first as well.
You can watch this 17 minute masterpiece here:
I was so impressed I watched it twice and now I just cannot stop admiring the guy for his charisma, maybe Abbott and Julia need to take notice on what’s needed on improving those opinion polls they seem to be both struggling with. Dressing well and talking about things that relate to people go a long way too, maybe some inspirational talk as well. After all, we are all ready to watch and listen on all these smart phones, laptops and other gizmos, just has to be something worth watching. Did I polly bash too much with this? Either way digital media consumption only works when there is something to consume