07-23-2016, 03:09 PM
I didn't think it was dark either. If I had to criticize it, perhaps it was over simplistic. But over simplistic is the direction I'm going these days with my own argumentation, and there was a bit much of the Mussolini strongman style, but the center of it was "it'll be super easy for me to kick ass, FAST, on these problems", which is where hope for the future might come from, and there sure was a lot of A#1 America talk.
I do like the super straight talk, too, but if he could just throw in, like a little riff or something that gives people of above average intelligence some clue that he actually knows what's going on as opposed to an hour long string of focus group tested and polled talking points. Can't fault him for staying on message, and putting forth a clear message that almost everyone can understand, but you know, a little burst here or there that reveals thought. I liked the part about the Johnson Amendment, which I had no idea about, but hearing that made me think that it's possible that he could have some type of fresh take, fresh solutions. Less strongman, less Yay Israel, more spying, a little more something new, something smart. Apparently, most people liked the speech a lot. Very favorable was over 50% and over 20% for somewhat favorable. Most people, including myself, haven't been paying close attention to everything Trump has said, and it's really been filtered through the media. If he's talking direct to the people, they're responding favorably.