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No Joke About It: Speechwriting for President Obama

Presented by The City Club of Cleveland at Happy Dog, Cleveland OH

May 03 2018
No Joke About It: Speechwriting for President Obama

David Litt, former Senior Presidential Speechwriter, and Author, “Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years” shares his perspectives on politics, hope, and the enduring power of the written word.

President Barack Obama was known for his commanding stage presence and deft public speaking skills. Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley described him as “one of the great orators of American history.” To many, part of what made President Obama’s speeches so compelling was his delivery; the other part was the speeches themselves. What goes into being a presidential speechwriter?

David Litt joined Obama’s campaign in 2008 while an undergraduate student at Yale University. Three years later,

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Doors open at 5 p.m.
Forum begins at 5:30 p.m.

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