My Prediction Redoubled
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
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Who said, “I predict he [Trump] is going to run a great race for president…”? Well, that would be me. Moreover, I said it eight days after Donald declared for the presidency. Other political sages kept declaring he would drop out. Still others said he would lose. I and a tiny handful of brave hearts predicted what happened here in Cleveland the other day. Donald won — and by a lot.

Now the wisenheimers of the world of politics are saying the convention revealed deep fissures in the party. They say Donald will lose. Of course many of the wisenheimers were not at the convention. Those that were had trouble even getting in. Let me tell you. The party was pretty much united. The speeches were fine and some were stupendous. Among the stupendous were the five speeches given by speakers whose last name is Trump.

Of course, there have been party conventions that were more united. Party conventions that were held behind the old Iron Curtain come to mind and the Nazi Party. Possibly the Democratic Party is more united, but the Republican Party is different. It is more variegated. Its members stress different issues: social issues, economic issue, issues of foreign policy. Nevertheless one thing everyone I talked to in Cleveland agreed on: beating Crooked Hillary. On that there was no disagreement, and this fall I believe they will beat Hillary. I predicted it this past year, and I will stand by my prediction again.

Which reminds me of another thing I wrote back on June 24, 2015. It was borne out here in Cleveland this past week. Last June I wrote Trump’s “children are his greatest monuments.” I think Churchill said that of Asquith, but I think he would say it of Trump too. No American family ever performed so magnificently at a political convention, and 2016 was their first convention.

And this just in: Seth Lipsky just reviewed Ronald Reagan’s speech at the 1980 convention. It was DARK, Seth tells me. Of course, 1980 was a dark moment in our history. This year is too. Will someone report that to the mainstream media? We do not want them to be caught by surprise by the 2016 election results.

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief ofThe American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: The Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn’t Work: Social Democracy’s Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery. He makes frequent appearances on national television and is a nationally syndicated columnist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, National Review, Harper’s, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris), and elsewhere. He is also a contributing editor to the New York Sun.
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