President Obama was in Ohio yesterday showing off those skills Mitt Romney will never have, connecting with an audience in a way Romney will never be able to do.
Conservatives like to say that Obama gives a good speech, but so what? The “what” is that real political leadership requires, particularly in this media age of ours, this kind of ability to communicate.
No, it’s not everything, but you can’t do the job effectively without it.
(Cross-posted at Lippmann’s Ghost.)