Donald Trump’s acceptance speech was a wee bit too long, but I don’t think he did anything to hurt himself tonight. He was scripted, self-contained and made no mention of Ted Cruz.
Of course, I didn’t buy what he was saying. It’s kind of hard to take Trump seriously when he decries Obama for not enforcing his red line in Syria when he opposed a military intervention in the first place. It’s hard to take Trump seriously when he talks about Hillary’s shady dealings with dictators when Trump was all too happy to donate big money to the Clinton Foundation.
At one point, Trump said he would ban immigration from “any nation compromised by terrorism”. This would include France, Canada and the UK. I’m naturally suspicious of anyone who says they can solve problems quickly. Trump said he wouldn’t let companies leave this country yet it’s perfectly alright for his company to make his clothes in China. Trump even said he would make America rich again. When he said that I thought it was a pitch for Trump University. Trump even said we needed to get beyond the “petty politics of the past.” If accusing Ted Cruz’s Dad of assassinating JFK isn’t petty then what is?
But that’s just me. As of right now, most Republicans will believe anything Trump says.
With that said, I will acknowledge that Trump was strong in the area of law and order and on Hillary’s e-mails. When the Cleveland PD removed a heckler who disrupted the speech, he made a point of praising them. If he can stick to those things without getting sidetracked his odds of winning in November are very strong.