I watched President Obama today on a TV talk show called "The View." If you don't know, it's a talk show featuring five women, led by Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters. Obama has been on before. Watching him you have a sense that this is a part of his day he really enjoys.
For one thing, he's good at it; words come easily, no ers, ands, uhs or buts. He smiles. He's relaxed.
I don't know that that matters, but the wordsmith often does win the election.
FDR: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." JFK: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." Richard Nixon: I am not a crook. Well, not great oratory there, but he was trying to avoid impeachment. Failed, of course, he resigned instead.
Governor Romney? I remember him sayng that his wife "drives around a couple of Cadillacs." More recently he said that 47% of us are "unwilling to take responsibility of our lives." Not eloquence, of course, but affluence. And the vote is still several weeks off.