Great communication

Great communication: Language Log blogger and linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullman observes that Reagan was “truly a master of spoken presentation.”

In fact for relaxed and comfortable yet crystal sharp delivery of political speeches, to either an audience or a TV camera, he may have been the best there ever was. Direct and personal, scarcely ever a hesitation or a flub. And people who knew him well report that this was not just a matter of being a TelePrompter-driven automaton: he displayed similar skills when winging it with no script at all.