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Presidential candidates have delivered some pretty ‘meh’ speeches this race. Here’s why.




Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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A command of the English language is an essential qualification for any commander-in-chief.

The right words delivered in just the right way can secure them a place in history.

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So, naturally, one might think that this election season there would also be some stirring oratory.

Sadly, this is not the case, argues writer Seth Stevenson. In a recent piece for Slate, Stevenson asks the question: what happened to elegantly crafted speeches?

Take Two put that question to Dylan Loewe. He's the former speechwriter for Vice President Joe Biden.

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