«Are your convictions so fragile that mine cannot stand in opposition to them? Is your God so flimsy? So weak? For shame!»
The Marquis in «Quills»
I stumbled upon this video in which Larry Elder is interviewed by some rather hostile journalists. And the way he reacts to the questions, his command of evidence and argument — well worth watching.
That is something you have to do as a politician if you are guided by convictions, and damn, if that isn’t excellence, then what is.