Por my hija Megan.
President Obama does pretty well on TV, or he wouldn't be President, but it's not the same thing as being a teacher as to be a television personality, and it is a teacher which is what the President used to be, and once that's in your blood, it never totally goes away.
Teachers don't die, they just fade away. Los maestros no se muere, pero disaparecido gradualmente.
President Obama must have been a very good teacher, as he was rehired at Chicago Law more than once, and moreover, no one from some rightist sort of usual suspect think tank, a pondscum lifer barnacle in the words of Tea Party Wayne, has come forward as a former student and said differently.
(In Wayne's Tea Party World View, all government workers are suspect as lifer barnacles, including the think tank folks, left or right, and, as a wanna-be barnacle, I can't say he's all wrong at all.)
The incentives to come forward and try to smash Obama as to not knowing what he was talking about in class would have been large, huge potentially, if it would totally lack credibility now. That means even people who disagreed with trusted him it seems to me, rightly or not, solo sabe el Dios.
(That also is why it's totally unsurprising that Mitt Romney might well be very good at such things, at least in some settings, as no one gets as far as he did in life without being a very, very accomplished individual, like President Obama, always willing to learn new things. We are actually lucky to have both of them, y ojala que el hombre lo mas bueno gane.)
That rehiring of the now President says a lot to me as to him having been a good teacher as to being fair-minded as to ideology, especially at Chicago, if I will confess to a little bit of envy that he made what he wanted to do in some general sense work, and I did not.
I failed to sprout whatever it is lifer barnacles sprout.
Es la vida tambien, y la responsibilidad es el mio solo, y en realidad, creo que en Obama y Romney es el buena suerte de America como los lideres potencial.
But as to the difficulty I can see as to a potentially limited transfer of skills from the classroom to some television settings, in my two television appearances, one just for a high school remote lecture, and the other one my five minutes of Warhol, a discussion of the real estate crisis on the national stage, not bad for a desperate adjunct, if then..., I found it somewhat off-putting.
(People said it looked ok the one real go-round, and then... ah, that's a tale if one that won't be told, other than of the form of Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the football. Como siempre. Yo fue Charlie Brown, y la vida fue el futbol, pero como Mellecamp dijo en Jackie y Diane la vida continua... y yo tengo la fe de Casas Pequenas Rositas, y los hispanos tienen un punto bueno en el idioma: todo lo que sea pase a lo mejor.
The reason for me as to being off-putting was that you mainly look at yourself if there is a monitor, or just a blank camera, and not into the eyes of a student, the latter if only for a moment to make sure people are actually paying attention, as too much eye contact in a close personal setting makes people uncomfortable.
Maybe that's the real reason for the teleprompter, as it makes you look somewhere, instead of into eyes you want to look at but can't because of a scale effect.
Therefore, it might not feel very natural for the President to do anything else to look at a teleprompter, and the idea that he can't speak extemporaneously is silly: U Chicago Law, endstory, research or not, as those guys have an average LSAT of 99 percentile, and like to argue.
You bring your A-Plus game for that, or make a fool of yourself and go home, real, real quick. You can miss a cite in Con Law at U Chicago, not one, as people who go there are hoping to become barnacles and even more sharks. One hint of not knowing your material, and that's blood in the water for aspiring Great White Sharks/Barnacles.
There is an art to that as a teacher as to presentation to creating a very intense setting, if one limited by scale too somewhat, and which is an art which has many, many variables as to age, subject, auditorium etc... .
I did really like the big lecture hall down in the Hood in Philly for Delco, if it was a little decrepit, but hey, I was the Kentucky Fried Professor.
Staring at the ceiling is usually not suggested as a teacher, if George Liska did that and if you just let yourself be carried away as to the vision of history, you learned an amazing amount.
Ojala que descanse bien.
But as to the subject matter at hand, for me, the difference between teaching and presenting on television seemed somewhat akin to the difference between being on the large celluloid screen and being on stage, what many theorists of the nature of media have seen in television as a certain coldness.
That's how it seemed to me in my granted limited experience, and clearly the President isn't bad on television, or he wouldn't be President, but, the format of the first debat was not the same thing as more personal environments, like onstage with an audience that can react and with which more importantly one can interact, the latter of which is more like a classroom. The townhall clearly is more akin to a classroom.
So, the President clearly met someone who learned that television art pretty well in Mitt Romney, if Mitt Romney had to learn that art too, as presenting in a boardroom as he did countless times isn't the same thing as presenting in front of a blackboard either, or being on the now not so little box. He had to learn that game too.
Comienzan los partidos politicos en realidad, y que el hombre lo mas bueno gane.
al fin de cuento