Commanding through fear is bound to leave you fearful.
Commanding through power will see a power rise up against you.
Commanding through respect will always cause some to hate you.
Command through control of the language of others, and then you have true command.
These days, it is despicably common for one to see people in power having no command of English and no conception of public speaking. We have politicians who mutter great decisions, lightly address serious topics, and use neutral and forceless addresses to explain why they won't take a stand on issues.
Where have the Theodore Roosevelts and Winston Churchills of the world gone? The days of standing up at a podium in front of a mellow crowd and having them rioting by the end of your fluid and powerful dictation? When a small, seemingly impotent man could stir up passion with such vigour and raucous untapped fervour that one would be surprised they hadn't already put their foot through the wall?
Too often, the source of manliness stems from simulacrums and other such visual stimuli. We determine the value of an individual based on size, based on appearance, stature, clothing- hair even. To be brutally honest, I'd prefer a raving, unwashed lunatic to the majority of politicians today. At least he wouldn't require the use of a façade to present himself in public.
All I'm asking is that you simply listen to a politician before you look at them.
Because makeup and Gucci suits shouldn't govern the country- the wizened old man at the other end of the radio should, when his words so enthral you that you really care about what he has to say.