Bill Clinton, love him or hate him, delivers a brilliant, and charming, response to Mitt Romney's performance in last week's debate with President Obama.
Can such skills be taught? Perhaps, if a student is willing to listen. But Clinton more than that has great political instincts and an easy rapport with the crowd and camera.
I only wish Romney had been there to respond, and that the two of them could have carried on all evening. I'd have purchased on pay per view.
Worth noting: as usual, Clinton does an effective take down against the opponent, though not in a way one would much begrudge (that's his post-presidency mode); but he doesn't mention Barack Obama, and as usual I'm not entirely sure he does him much of a favor. Clinton's mastery makes the President look like a student.
The President is just going to have to depend, come this Thursday, upon Joe Biden besting Paul Ryan. (I was just reading in John Cassidy's New Yorker blog what a liability Ryan is... )