It is easy to be calm, cool, and collected when you are on top. Everyone wants to hear what you have to say at that point. Tell a joke, get a great laugh. Smile at the crowd, they smile back. Make a point and have the audience agree. This is too easy you think.
Try making your point when the audience is a bit disbelieving. You make a point and someone wants some proof. You smile, they don't all smile back. Not everyone thinks your jokes are funny. What happened?
The honeymon is over. The ratings are slipping. The alarm clock went off and a whole bunch of sleeping people woke up.
Calm, cool, and collected turns into agitated. Why don't you argree with me? Are you stupid. I know what is best and you better listen up you say.
How is your hope and change thinking working out?