Good read: James Lipton on the speaking style of the candidates

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James Lipton, host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” spoke to Laura Ingraham had some interesting thoughts on the elocution skills of Mitt Romney and President Obama.

On Romney: “He has a problem with the laugh. You know what the laugh sounds like Laura?… That HA HA HA in cartoons, he expects us to be amused but if you look at him and freeze the frame at the bottom of the screen and look at his eyes, he clearly is not amused. He needs to fix that. He wants to be amused but he himself is not amused. People think that crying is the test of an actor. The real test of acting is laughing.”

On Obama: “I wanted to write a piece sometime ago, myself once again called the disappearing G. It was inspired by George W. Bush. Where suddenly this man who comes from a good upper-class family and comes from an upper-class world. The G in I-N-G vanished… And other politicians have taken it on. Obama does it there, I don’t like it anywhere. For a fella who’s been educated his whole life he doesn’t need to say we’re gonna succeed.”

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