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Wed Jan 20, 2021, 11:36 PM

Anderson Cooper to Amanda Gorman: wow you're awesome

The pundits are going crazy about her now. She just gives you hope. What an amazing young lady.

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Reply Anderson Cooper to Amanda Gorman: wow you're awesome (Original post)
Bradshaw3 Jan 2021 OP
Lefta Dissenter Jan 2021 #1
Bradshaw3 Jan 2021 #2
Lefta Dissenter Jan 2021 #3
Maru Kitteh Jan 2021 #4
Stallion Jan 2021 #5
Gothmog Jan 2021 #6

Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 11:40 PM

1. Anderson was almost speechless for a moment or two

That was a really great, uplifting interview of a remarkable young woman who has an amazing future ahead of her.

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Response to Lefta Dissenter (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 11:45 PM

2. 2036: President Amanda Gorman!

That came from a Hillary tweet and she laughed and didn't dismiss the idea. I think the whole country will be in love with her by week's end.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 11:47 PM

3. Imagine her giving the State of the Union! (N/t)

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 11:47 PM

4. The whole panel discussed her for a solid 15 minutes, called her a

SUPERNOVA of stardom.

It was wonderful.


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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 11:48 PM

5. Put Her to Work-She Only Has 15 Years to Go

she needs to be front and center

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:20 AM

6. Amanda Gorman was/is a stutter

I used to stutter. The stutter is still there when I am very very tired. This is a very personal issue for me. I met Joe Biden at two fundraisers in 2019 (pre covid) and at one fundraiser, we discussed stuttering. I got a Biden hug and Joe told me about the 20+ young people with stutters he keeps in contact with. I loved Amanda Gorman's poem and I just found out that she is or was a stutter (the stutter never goes away entirely).
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/joe-biden-inauguration-speech-stutter.html?via=rss_socialflow_twitter


Joe Biden was not the only one at this inauguration to understand how hard-won delivering one’s own words can be. Amanda Gorman, the poet laureate who cracked the inauguration ceremony into a million pieces with her poem, was also a child who overcame a speech impediment, by writing poems. Speaking to NPR about her own stutter, she mentioned one of her predecessors, Maya Angelou, who also delivered an inaugural poem and was mute as a child. “I think there is a real history of orators who have had to struggle, a type of imposed voicelessness, you know, having that stage at inauguration,” she said. “So it’s really special for me.” Gorman’s voice was perhaps the most poignant symbol for millions and millions of Americans who have been struggling to speak truth in the face of years of dark, pixelated nonsense.

This young lady is an amazing person

Maya Angelou also had a language issue when she was young

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