P.J. O'Rourke makes the suggestion
that before we let any politicians talk to the public they should have some uisce beatha
flowing through their veins. He does make a good point about the oratory of today. "It's no longer the dark arts of grandiloquence that obscure our politicians' thinking. Barack Obama sounds like a junior professor who won't yield the floor at a faculty senate meeting."
Americans yearn for someone who speaks with passion, not someone who lectures them. It is the only way to explain the brief spectacle of Donald Trump. Most politicians today are so guarded, veiled, or vague in what they say that it hurts the power of the debate. We need someone who can not only explain the policy proposals necessary to right our country, but who can convince us of their merits and move our souls toward meeting the challenges at hand. Perhaps a happy hour or symposium
now and then before a debate or press conference wouldn't hurt!