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Sun., March 10, 2013, midnight

Obama like a salesman

After listening to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, I felt that it could have been labeled the Christmas address. There were several things that would be nice to have, but in real life sometimes people have to be told that we just can’t afford to do certain things, or we can’t afford to purchase certain things. Sometimes that is difficult to do, and, unfortunately, Obama is not old enough to have experienced that in his lifetime.

Obama would have been successful in life as a salesperson. The really outstanding people in sales are the ones that can unctuously convince you that you should purchase something even if you don’t need it or can’t afford it. They can then walk away with little or no compunction about what they said. Salespeople are most successful in dealing with people who have a tendency to be gullible.

Unfortunately, people who are gullible often realize their position in life so they can relate to the salesman even though that might not be the best thing to do.

Do you believe Obama has trouble sleeping?

Gerald Ray

Spokane



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