Georgetown YouTube Madness: Speeches

Georgetown Youtube Madness

Last week’s winner was Lessons Learned: The Character of Georgetown Athletics. This week’s category is… speeches! Here are the contenders:

Barack Obama: President Obama talks about the economy (and how good-looking DeGioia’s son is) in his April 14, 2009 speech.

View the other video nominees, vote and make nominations for next week’s category—activism—after the jump!

Arnold Schwarzenegger: California Governor points out that belief in global warming is mainstream in a April 11, 2007 speech.

Christopher Hitchens: Author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens debates theologian Alister McGrath on October 11, 2007.

Rupert Murdoch: The Newscorp CEO talks social media sites in his April 2, 2008 speech in Gaston.

Bill Clinton: Alum and former President Bill Clinton speaks at Georgetown on October 18, 2006.

Ron Paul: Libertarian and presidential candidate Ron Paul discusses the preservation of civil liberties on February 13, 2008.

Do you have a favorite Georgetown video about activism (we’re talking protests, social justice projects, causes, etc.)? Send us the link!

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6 Comments on “Georgetown YouTube Madness: Speeches

  1. Most entertaining: Hitchens
    Best overall: Clinton

    I mean, come on. President Obama’s speech on the economy said absolutely nothing new — you’ll find no JFK at American University.

    Having sat through the speech, Hitchens was thoroughly entertaining, especially considering the audience, which he clearly won over. His erect line – priceless.

    But come on, you gotta give it to Bill. Speaking completely without notes, that guy went on and on and gave some great Georgetown gems. He owned the room; you could hear a pin drop.

    My beef: Where’s Joe Biden’s speech from a year or two ago? That guy was hilarious, especially when he kissed an extremely attractive young blonde co-ed in the front row, and then hastened to add, “Just so you don’t start any rumors, that’s my niece!”

  2. Absolutely agree with Matt — Hitchens most entertaining, Clinton best content. Obama’s speech was a landmark, but not a very interesting one.

    I’ve gotta say, Clinton’s words have taken on so much more meaning in this health care debate. Politically, the way we need to tackle health care is so much like how Clinton tackled welfare reform early in his presidency. I hope to G-d that we can find the “dynamic center” he speaks about on health care, rather than a mushy center or no center at all. We need to beware of ideology and live in the “reality-based world,” but also ensure that our compromises are strategic, and enhance rather than undermine the goals of reform.

    Jesus that man is smart.

  3. Is there any doubt that the Paultards spammed this poll?

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