"The GOP convention prime time speakers were almost a decade younger on average than the Democrats’ a week earlier. The range of ethnic diversity was beyond anything any prior Republican convention had achieved. The number of everyday Americans – from lobstermen, farmers, industrial workers, small business owners, and police officials – was dramatically larger than any former Republican convention.
The number of African American speakers who repudiated Democratic attacks alleging the president is a racist — and championed his policies as having helped minority communities – was compelling. I think we will see significant support for the president in November because of it.
Throughout the convention, the Trump children did a great job of personalizing their father and recognizing his accomplishments. Ivanka Trump perfectly set the stage for his acceptance speech.
Finally, the President’s speech was more like a State of the Union than a traditional rah-rah convention speech. I think this made it more effective in the long run.
This was an incumbent president sharing with the American people his understanding of what had been accomplished, what was worth fighting for, and what he would accomplish if re-elected. It was a serious, adult speech. What some reporters thought was flat or uninspiring I thought was Eisenhower-like in its calm, common sense language.
This was a controlled, serious, thoughtful, and eminently presidential Trump – exactly what his critics had called for over the last three-and-a-half years. It confused them when they actually experienced it."
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