One of the most important functions a president performs is communicating. Whether it's communicating to Americans in times of crisis, communicating to our allies or enemies overseas in time of war, representing us in negotiations, trade talks, the Olympics, and dozens of other occasions, the president represents us. Lets look at the tapes, shall we?
Age before beauty, so here's John McCain on September 4, 2008:
I couldn't find a file with all of McCain's speech in a single clip. You can find the rest of McCain's speech in several parts here.
Now here's Barack Obama on August 28, 2008.
So who is a better communicator? John McCain or Barack Obama?