Prof's Study: Speaking Skills Don't Determine Political Success

Illinois Times | September 23, 2004
After carefully studying the speeches of the nation's 43 presidents, Allan Metcalf has learned that it's possible for a commander in chief to routinely mangle the language -- and still succeed.

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