Although it does not seem to be the intent of the article (Commentary, "President Advani?" 21 November 2008), it would have been more appreciable had the article "predicted" how the presidential format of L.K.Advani would lead to the governing of the nation if his party came to power and he became PM. One more thing. Advani was the BJP president and hence was a leader for years. A.B.Vajpayee, though unknown outside the party (Editor: not true), is and always will remain a stalwart. So the turn towards a presidential style for Advani is not unprecedented.