I have been seeing more and more of Dan Quayle recently on various shows and each time he comes off sounding very knowledgeable and moderate. In this interview with Neil Cavuto he was given a couple of chances to take some shots at Obama but he didn't.
You want to know something? That was refreshing. In this day and age when it seems everybody has picked sides and seeks to gain 15 minutes of fame for some sort of inflammatory comment, he remains statesmanlike. That is a word you don't hear a lot of nowadays, and contrary to how liberals like to make hay out of his spelling of tomatoes, potatoes, whatever--gawd how many years have they milked that line,?--he sure does show signs of having a firm grasp on world affairs.
The other thing I like about his style while being interviewed is how he takes nothing for granted. For instance, while discussing energy he used the word fracking. Rather then just going on with his answer he took the time to explain what the word meant. He did the same thing later on when he used the acronym MRE, never assuming anything or trying to sound smarter then you.
If there is somebody I would like to see maybe actually test the waters in the next election it would be Dan Quayle.
The final point I wish to make is that when he mentioned the Middle East he brought up the country of Bahrain and explained why that is deserving of some attention.
He just strikes me as somebody who will return the office of President back to one of respect and cool the super heated rhetoric which has taken over politics in this country. The left will probably never cool down, but then he seems like the type who isn't going to worry his little head over a child's temper tantrum.
P.S. Regarding former Vice President's Quayle advice to watch Bahrain we have this.