“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” – Senator Joe Biden, January 31, 2007.
“Listen he’s a nice person, he’s very articulate. But he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.” – Dan Rather, March 2010.
“He’s charismatic, he’s articulate, he’s a very strong figure on the national stage.” – Karl Rove, February 2009.
About Illinois’ junior senator Barack Obama: “He hasn’t gotten elected yet. He hasn’t even gotten the party’s nomination. He’s an attractive guy, he’s articulate.” – Pres. George W. Bush, January 2007.
“I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.” – Chris Matthews, March 27, 2008.
H/t beloved Terry!