Friday, July 22, 2016

My Take On Donald Trump's Speech

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Zero Hedge: Trump Accused Of "Apocalyptic" Fearmongering In Speech Promising "Security And Prosperity"

In one of the most dramatic, polarizing, not to mention longest ever (at 75 minutes, it was the longest since 1972), convention speeches, Donald Trump claimed the Republican presidential nomination with a highly charged text in which he promised to be “the voice” of disenfranchised Americans and the guardian of “law and order” as president.

“Friends, delegates and fellow Americans, I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States,” Trump said to raucous chants of “USA, USA, USA” from the delegates in the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland.

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WNU Editor: Went to bed after listening to Donald Trump's speech on Youtube .... and when I woke up this morning I said to myself that many pundits in the media are going to be overwhelmingly negative. I have just finished reading about 10 reviews and scanned the titles on about 20 others .... and yup .... overwhelmingly negative. This is an election that is going to shape up like this .... like 1980 when Reagan went against Carter .... if you have done well in the past few years you will vote for Hillary Clinton, if you have not, you will vote for Donald Trump. This is still Hillary Clinton's election to lose, but the trend is going against her.

Update: An indication on what are the American people thinking (from Reuters/CNN) .... A CNN snap poll of viewers of the speech said 57 percent had a "very positive reaction" to the address and 18 percent a somewhat positive reaction, while 24 percent said it had a negative effect.


aaa said...

I turned to MSNBC shortly after Trump was finished speaking. One of the commentators actually said that hispanics and blacks should be scared after hearing the content of the Trump acceptance speech.

I'm disgusted with the way the media is trying to frame this.

B.Poster said...

"I'm disgusted with the way the media is trying to frame this." It is very true they are trying to frame this is a bad way for Mr. Trump. While he does have some rather negative qualities, for instance he can be rather brash, rude, and arrogant, however, he carries these things well because he's usually right. It does often times rub people the wrong way. For many it always rubs them the wrong way.

The media has probably overplayed their proverbial hand on this one, as they've portrayed him as the devil incarnate and been given a huge boost on this by the Republican establishment. Now that it's down to Hillary and him, the American people are going to be getting a much closer view of him and will see that, while he does have flaws, he is not the devil incarnate. This in concert with his acceptance speech will sway voters in his direction over time.

Additionally in the debates expect Mr. Trump to utterly destroy her. It's going to get harder and harder for the media to cover for Hilary. As such, expect the trends to move further in Mr. Trump's direction.

The only things I see that could derail Mr. Trump are 1.)does he have the money to put together an effective campaign and, if not, can he raise the money. Much of his assets appear to be in non liquid real estate and 2.)can he fend off sabotage from the Republican establishment? I have full confidence that these issues can and will be solved regardless of what anyone wants. As such, he is going to be next POTUS for better or worse.

"...but the trend is going against her." While there is still a long way to go, about 3.5 months which is an eternity in politics expect these trends to get worse for her.

Lastly, Mr. Trump has probably been the most thoroughly vetted candidate in the history of American politics (George W. Bush comes close and may have been more thoroughly vetted, which is a good thing. We need to vet our potential leaders. The media can perform a valuable service here.

Unfortunately by being so over the top ridiculous in there criticisms of Mr. Trump, in the unlikely event that something still remains to be found that should disqualify him no one is going to be swayed by it.

For better or worse, Mr. Trump is going to be the next POTUS, hopefully for better. If my prediction is wrong, I will come here and elsewhere and admit it.