I am shocked the Democratic Primary Debate is being televised. I would have thought it would have been held in a basement with armed guards in secret and Adam Schiff in the main chair asking questions and making up an opening statement.
But then it is being led by CNN…… so it’s still under control.
You don’t need to be 6’3″ tall and weigh 250 lbs. to be President of the United States. Being big, strong and physically fit like Arnold can have an intimidating advantage, but it certainly isn’t a qualifying requirement. Other characteristics are more vital, like brains, ability to think logically, sincerity, knowledgeable of domestic and world matters go along way. HOWEVER!
Does appearance matter, yes even size? Last evening while occasionally dropping in on the Democratic debate, one thing stood out to me. Elizabeth Warren with her tiny physic despite her speaking and debating experience looks meek compared to all the others. While Warren may have fared better than the rest on stage with the tongue, her ability to speak may be her greatest asset. Lots of people can speak, ramble on for hours but have little to no substance. Even I can speak (and write) and say absolutely nothing. Elizabeth comes out with a new policy nearly everyday, makes it brief but as most candidates NEVER SAY HOW!
Backing off from interruptions and multiple people speaking at once comes from being an experienced well trained debater. Let the other people shoot themselves in the foot. When it comes down to one-on-one, it will be more difficult even for Warren. Eventually, she’ll need more substance……some substance.
On the big stage, an international stage…… will meekness matter? While Warren may not be meek vocally, that physical appearance (tiny and meek) may be taken advantage of by others. We will see if her own co-candidates learn to take advantage. It appeared she came on strong but then faded (gee I actually agree with something from MSNBC) when others on stage got louder.
This was my impression of Warren, okay she can talk……..but wow she looks small, very, very small. Does size matter?