I don't care if his speaking style is planned or natural. I don't understand how it isn't "professional" either. Most politicians in this day and age are very boring and uninspiring. I don't understand what's wrong with the manner in which he delivers his speeches.
Oh, and as a voting Virginian, I was pretty certain that Obama would win fairly easily, but this article from the NY Times made me feel really insecure.
To all those voting Virginians reading this post: VOTE!