Only a man under tremendous emotional stress would do something like this with millions of people watching him on network television, knowing his primary objective was to instill confidence in his audience about his leadership skills and intelligence. It is an example of a man who has lost all sense of awareness of his surroundings and what is at stake. On its surface, this was a vaguely humorous, candid moment where a person has just let their guard down. But, in reality, it is an emotional breakdown of sorts that is manifested as a momentary loss of dignity and control. Presidential candidates are supposed to be smart enough and poised enough to avoid this kind of lapse.