"I’m always struck by people who think, well,
it must be because I was just so smart."
.... So what did this paragon of elocutionary genius do? He went before a crowd of adoring groupies in Roanoke, Virginia, and extemporized. He ad-libbed, he winged it, he played it by ear. And the result could not have been more astonishing if he had stripped to the buff and announced that he, the emperor, was wearing no clothes. Suddenly, for all the world to see, he stood exposed as a president of the United States who despises the American creed."