Posted On: Friday - April 8th 2022 5:23PM MST
In Topics:   Trump  Dead/Ex- Presidents
That would be when he's delivering speeches, or even when I try to read a transcript of one of them.
Being a good public speaker is not a quality that determines which of the clowns in office is good for the country. You could get a Martin Luther King - great with words, they say, but he was a scumbag in his personal life and would have been terrible for the country had he made it to office. People liked Franklin Roosevelt's "Fireside Chats", but all he did with that was lead the nation into Socialism and war. There are qualities much more important, such as integrity and maybe even the very rare non-hatred of the American people.
However, it's obvious that the quality of pubic speaking has been deteriorating for a long time, and the decade-long Social Media era has just accelerated the process. Donald Trump took this to a new low. I liked (and would like even more if I could trust it was not BS) what he's had to say and what he says today. I'm sorry to say it, but he could just never get his thoughts in some sort of outline to lay out in order, though, like, you know, a speech.
Mr. James Fulford of VDare has been putting transcripts of Mr. Trump's speeches on that site, since the Lyin' Press had cancelled him so won't cover any of what he's had to say. I meant to point out the first post I saw, Raw Transcript Of Donald Trump’s Recent Rally In Georgia: The Border, Brian Kemp, And Buckhead Secession!*, but then just when I planned to write this quick post, yesterday, I saw a 2nd (at least) one VDARE.com Posting Full Transcript Of Trump Rally In Washington Township, Michigan...Because No One Else Is.
I like to finish what I've started on (such as Unz Reveiw comment threads), so I tried to read through that 1st transcript put up by Mr. Fulford. I'm sorry, Mr. Trump, but I could not get through half of it. Well, it might have been 1/5, as I kept scrolling and scrolling, and scrolling... I noticed errors in the transcription, but I'm not sure if those were really typos, the transcriber's best idea of what Mr. Trump possibly might have said, or the transcriber just throwing up his hands and letting the software do it (not easy to program for Donald Trump).
In fairness to the former President, these were both rallies, not speeches. You see this one local government supporter, or a guy you are here to help boost, then, yeah, you give a shout out, and then you remember this other guy associated with him, and what he's been doing, and say something about all that. It can get jumbled around. What you do too is to try to cover all the subjects and hit on all the local angles you can remember. That's being a politician. Donald Trump is a good politician in that sense. He's just never given anything resembling an organized coherent speech.
I do miss Ronald Reagan at times like this.
PS: Give it your best shot, reading one of those transcripts. It's somewhat different being AT the rallies though. I attended one in the summer '16. It was a blast.
OK, so many posts are on deck here, probably 2 or 3 weeks worth without something else coming up. (It's time to revisit the Global Financial Stupidity topic, what with the fallout from American Ukraine-involvement stupidity, as discussed by Mr. Smith, Alarmist, and others, in comments here.)
I've been binging on unz.com though, and now things will get busy for 3 days. Thanks for reading and commenting on this light week of blogging. Have a good weekend, Peakers!
* Which, unfortunately, the Georgia legislature, including Republicans, have put the kibosh on cause, being called names. They are giving Mayor Andre Dicken - yeah, I'm sure he'd gonna help them White people... (VDare really does cover a lot- see Jack Dalton's post from yesterday on Buckhead v Atlanta: Stupid Party (Except For Trump) Betrays Atlanta’s Buckhead Secessionists. But It Can’t Stop White Americans From Protecting Themselves Forever.)