Väyrynen on rento esiintyjä englanniksi
AP:n skandinavian kirjeenvaihtaja David Mac Dougall tenttasitänään Huomenta Suomessa presidenttiehdokas Paavo Väyrysen. Hän arvioi Väyrysen rennoksi ja sujuvaksi esiintyjäksi, englanninkielisessä haastattelussa.
Tässä Mac Dougallin arvio:
With a 40+ career in politics, including long stints as Finland's foreign ministery, Paavo Väyrynen is no stranger to speaking in English to an international audience.
This is Väyrynen's third run at Finland's presidency and he's used to the rigours of the campaign trail. What many commentators have noted is his change of style, from traditional - perhaps even grumpy politician - to someone who is more relaxed, at ease and ready to smile during this campaign.
Väyrynen himself says that in his school days he was a relaxed person, and now he's once again more easygoing and that voters are seeing his true character.
It's clear to see that Paavo Väyrynen would be an effective spokesperson in English for Finland if he was elected president, comfortable speaking and debating in English with interlocutors.