21 July 2016

Sonata of a Strongman

A video and link to text of Donald Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention.

In a rambling address to an enthusiastic throng of supporters, Donald Trump officially accepted what many Americans a few months back believed to be an implausible state of affairs--the nomination of the Republican Party for president of the United States.

Trump's theme: "Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace."

That theme served as a three point outline for his address--or at least the first half of it. In the remainder of the speech, he returned to this theme, but he seemed to do so in an improvisational way. (Maybe the speech was not a sonata after all. A revised title for this observation might be "Cacophony of a Conservative." But then he is not much of a conservative.)

Trump offered little in the way of substance about how he planned to bring back safety, prosperity, and peace. Perhaps he will develop these themes in the days ahead. 

For now all we need to know is the he is the solution.

No comments: