http://www.newser.com/off-the-grid/post/99/barack-obama-is-a-terrible-bore.html "You can see the fundamental mistake heâs making. Having been so successfully elected, heâs acting like people actually want to hear what he thinks. Heâs the great earnest bore at the dinner party. Instead of singing for his supper, heâs just talkingâand going on at length. The real job of making people part of the story youâre telling, of having them hang on your every word, of getting the tone and detail right, the hard job of holding a conversation, he ainât doing. Heâs cold; heâs prickly; heâs uncomfortable; heâs not funny; and heâs getting awfully tedious. "