Eloquence has returned to political theatre.
In the State of the Union, President Obama used The Triplicate, made famous by the statesman-like rhetoric of President Kennedy. The President said, " ... when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules." More recently, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio leveraged The Triplicate in association with the coming BigBlizzard. As quoted in the New York Post, de Blasio stated, "Change your plans, change your behavior, change your approach starting right now."
Now, the question is: Will the kind of grandiose rhetoric which drew Everyman as well as national leaders to trials in the 19th and early 20th century also return to the courtroom? Everything is cyclical. Also, given the high cost of litigation with E-Discovery, the stakes have never been higher. Some brandname lawyer could take the risk of old-line eloquence.