Politics is conversation (or should be)
: Virginia Postrel nails it:
The most remarkable thing about the speech wasn’t its content but how it was delivered. Giuliani spoke fluidly, but in an utterly conversational way, as though he had no text. Instead of trying for old-style oratory, which works for few contemporary speakers, he gave a model 21st-century performance.
This is the era of the Cluetrain. Conversations win.