Originally posted by Anders
And a general remark: Why is it that everybody wants to judge the candidates by their oratory gifts?
Well, why would we demand the head of our country be able to think on his feet?
Why would we rather have an exceptional thinker in an exceptional position of authority rather than, say, have Anders (re: "I would answer halfassed as the prez does"
What you can say is what you are capable of saying, speech, -taken in its larger aspect, including written, computer assisted etc forms, and actions seen as a kind of inscription- is all that we have as a testimony of someone's intelligence.
So why would we want a leader to be able to think on their feet?