Watching the Republican convention, I came away amazed, angered, and saddened by the despicable lengths the GOP will go to try to win this election. The convention got off to a rocky start with a nasty floor fight in which the anti-Trump delegates demanded a roll call vote concerning the changing of the rules that governed the 2008 convention. Of course, this was denied and instead a voice vote was taken which, of course, these delegates lost, leaving them angry and frustrated.
Then we were subjected to the speech of the grief-stricken mother whose son was killed at Benghazi during which she claimed that she held Hillary Clinton personally responsible for his death. Understandably, the tearful speech was strictly emotional and contained very few, if any, actual facts. How reprehensible to use this woman to promote the hatred of Hillary Clinton.
Furthermore, who can forget the speech of Melania Trump, much of which was plagiarized from the speech given by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic Convention. Showing the two speeches side by side left no doubt that many of Mrs. Obama’s words were stolen word for word from her speech. Then the finger-pointing concerning who was responsible for this began.
I was especially fascinated by the speeches of Trump’s grown children, who presented a beautiful version of their father which the public has yet to see. It is difficult to imagine that side of him when all he has presented to the public during this entire campaign was the total opposite of their descriptions of him.
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Trump’s own acceptance speech was filled with negativity concerning our country as well as the worse doom and gloom that will follow unless he is elected. Instead of focusing on the good things he appears to believe he can do for our country, he ranted about the failures of the last eight years, some of them real, some imagined.
To claim that the Republican convention was a major debacle and a huge disappointment in my opinion is not hyperbole.