Biden And Buttigieg: Politicians As Presenters

Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters conference in Washington, DC on March 12, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)


Sound Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg during a stop in Raymond, N.H., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Jennifer Rubin has provided her incisive and informed political commentary on many cable news programs and in the pages of the Washington Post, where she is a regular opinion writer. This week, Ms. Rubin added her opinions about presentation skills which merit attention because they provide broad lessons for any presenter—beyond politics.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, each of whom have been making political moves in anticipation of a formal announcement to run for president in 2020, made very big moves this week. Mr. Biden spoke at a firefighters’ conference where he said, “I appreciate the energy you showed when I got up here. Save it a little longer, I may need it in a few weeks.” And Mayor Pete, as Mr. Buttigieg is known, appeared on a CNN Town Hall where he said, “I have more years of government experience under my belt than the President. That’s a…

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