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I did not like the tie Obama was wearing yesterday when he made his speech. The red color made him appear to be a know-it-all. When he seems to know it all, he cannot possibly connect well with the average American viewer. Americans don't like to think their presidents are too well informed. You'll notice, for example, that on BIG BROTHER, the men do not wear ties, and the actors have a much higher popularity rating as a result. But if they did wear ties, you can be sure they would not be red.
A much better color, if he insists on wearing a tie at all, would be yellow. Or, if he's wearing his turban, white would also be a good color. Yellow and white both complement his natural coloration and make him appear to be humble. These colors also accentuate his best quality, his teeth.
I am surprised that Michelle lets him appear on camera looking like that. I believe the whole speech should be done over with better artistic values employed by everyone concerned.
Oh, by the way, I didn't actually see the speech.