We ask because he's certainly too gifted an orator for this to have been a mistake.
During the primaries, Hillary made fun of Obama as just a speechifier, and an indignant Obama fired back, "Don't tell me words don't matter!"He's right, we think. These words matter:
"Now we’ve got ads about Britney and Paris," Obama said referencing McCain's new ad comparing his opponent to the young celebrities, Spears and Hilton. "At a time when we’ve got bigger challenges than any time in our history and you’re running ads with Hillary and er – with Britney and ah Paris in it. I mean come on. The American people deserve better."