I skipped most of the Democrat Convention, but stayed up for Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Before I turned to Fox Cable News for the Convention Live, I watched a video of the Invocation by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale. I found the Reverends calls for support for Hillary to be flat, with little emotion or passion. She was trying to help, but her heart was not in it. When I tuned in, Elizabeth was taking the podium. Elizabeth is Elizabeth, cold and calculated. She was emphatic, but pretty much without emotion or passion.
Then came Bernie. For three minutes he stood while the crowd wildly and loudly cheered. He finally quieted them down enough to start speaking, and I was impressed. He was sincere. He didn’t conceal his emotions. His passion was evident. He was like an old war horse straining at the bit, hearing the bugler’s call to charge. He barely endorsed Hillary, seeming to “damn her with faint praise” And he made it clear he expects his delegates to vote for him.
I went to bed troubled. All three of the speeches I watched seemed to effectively exploit Donald Trump’s vulnerabilities. Elizabeth tried to extol Hillary’s qualifications to be POTUS, but she didn’t have much to work with. It’s obvious the Democrats are going to make this campaign about Trump and what’s wrong with Trump, and they are making a strong case that I fear will influence a lot of people who are undecided.
On the other hand, Trump is also making the campaign about Trump and what HE is going to accomplish as POTUS. I don’t think that tactic will be effective. Hillary is vulnerable and Trump need to work hard to exploit it. I’m waiting for Trump to start endorsing Conservative candidates for Congress and campaign for them How else is he going to accomplish his magic unless he has support in Congress? How else is Trump going to unify the party and bring the reluctant on board?