The gift of gab is how my father described the patter of a natural-born salesman. Neither he nor I nor my wife have been so blessed. Neither has Mitt Romney for that matter. He can’t talk for more than a few minutes without putting his foot in his mouth and then chewing on it. At least, a natural-born salesman does not need to show a birth certificate to prove his gift. He/she needs only open his/her mouth and speak.