Now that President Trump has accepted the Republicans’ nomination for another 4 years in the White House, it’s time to attempt to capture the essence of President Trump’s acceptance speech. Personally, I’m somewhat at a loss for words. Thankfully, the WFB’s Matthew Continetti wrote a nice summarization of President Trump’s speech. In his article, Continetti wrote “President Trump accepted the Republican nomination Thursday night with his family flanking him on a dais constructed atop the South Lawn of the White House. His speech hit all the marks of Trump-ism. He said Joe Biden was inept and a vehicle for the socialist left, described how he’s fulfilled the MAGA agenda, and reasserted his opposition to political correctness. ‘We are not a nation of timid spirits,’ he said. ‘We are a nation of fierce, proud, and independent patriots.'”

Continetti then closed the article, saying “All of a sudden, legitimate concerns about racial equity and social justice are transmuted into justifications for vandalism, theft, violence, cancellation, and ostracization. Random communities—Kenosha, Wis., diners in Washington—become sites of revolution, rebuke, and disorder. This cannot last. What Trump offers isn’t so much the end of the chaos—federalism and prudence circumscribe his sphere of action—but at least a rhetorical and gestural rebuke of the idea that my country was originally, and fatally, diseased. It was not. I love my country, and the Constitution, and the principles that animated its Founders. And I don’t think I’m alone. The Republican convention did a good job of demonstrating that white, black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans agree. What Donald Trump has done is reframe the 2020 election as a referendum on the American idea. And Joe Biden might not know how to answer.”

FNC’s Chris Wallace thought that President Trump’s speech went too long. It’s true that the speech lasted 70 minutes. That being said, it was perfect in the sense that President Trump hit all of the themes for the fall campaign — law and order, the economy, the China Virus and criticizing Joe Biden. Nothing brought the law and order theme home better than Ann Dorn, the widow of St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn, who lost his life while defending a friend’s store. Here’s Ann Dorn’s presentation:

President Trump will hit Joe Biden hard on the law and order issue this fall, just like he hit Biden hard during his acceptance speech Thursday night:

President Trump has Democrats on the ropes as a result of this week’s convention. Thursday, the Biden-Harris campaign announced that Biden will travel this fall to battleground states. Last week, when asked if he could win from his basement, Biden replied “We will.”

One Response to “A tale of 2 conventions, final night edition”

  • eric z says:

    It is realistic to say Trump could get four more years. Gary, do you believe the Republicans have, beyond Trump, consolidated down ticket hopes? It is as if entrenched politicians were paraded, not ones to move nose counts but instead to hold. If you see downticket opportunity from showtime, it might be worth a post. Also, if you see the host of Republicans Biden featured as irrelevant or on a hot seat as to their futures, that too might merit a post. The opinion I hold, both conventions, so what. No Flynn shouting about locking anybody up, but that’s yesterday’s fish. There may be a hiccup on polling, it often happens after a media thing, but in permanent terms, what do you see down ticket? Aside from trashing Biden and Harris and blindly calling them socialists, which is both easy and ineffectual when you look at that pair, aside from easy name calling, what’s the thought? Also, was it significant in your view that Mitch McConnell was absent? It seems a glaring absence to anyone knowing anything about DC. AIPAC did not convene with ignoring McConnell, but Trump did. Is that significant to you?

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