DB.yes, I am fully aware that most presidential candidates and presidents do not write, edit, revise and soley approve their own speeches. However, some in history did write and/or contribute to the lions share of their own speeches. Either way, some politicans trully are very good public speakers, actually do know their subjects, and can answer more than 2 questions in an hours time. It is irrelevant whether one agrees w the answer. I personally find it irritating the way Obama babbles on when asked a question. The more he talks the fewer questions he will have to answer - or is that just the fault of the medium - time??