I thought Trump knocked it out of the park last night. It would be an understatement to say that I was highly pleased with his acceptance speech.
As I have said for months now, my major concern heading into the general election was that Trump was going to cuck and pivot away from the core message he articulated in the primaries in order to reach swing voters. That hasn’t happened at all here. This speech was a full-throated embrace of National Populism which painted a stark picture of Trump’s vision of America and the problems facing the country.
There were a few minor things that I didn’t like about the speech, but there were no surprises here. This was the most nationalistic speech given by a presidential nominee in my lifetime. Don’t take my word for it. Watch Mitt Romney’s 2012 acceptance speech below. Then watch the speech Trump gave last night to get the full effect.
In 2012, Mitt Romney talked in his acceptance speech about how America was a “nation of immigrants,” how the “essence” of America was the freedom to start a business, and joked about his iPod! Last night, you didn’t hear the same old boilerplate about “Freedom” and “Liberty” and “Equality” and the “Constitution.” Cruz’s speech the night before was about “Freedom,” “Freedom,” “Freedom,” hateful bigoted murderer, we vanquished Jim Crow, “Civil Rights Act,” “Constitution,” etc.
We’re light years away from these conservative doofuses now. Ideologically, Trump’s acceptance speech was in many ways the capstone of the nationalist revolution. There were moments in this speech when if he had just been a little more into it with his body language he would have sounded like Hitler or Mussolini.
AUTHORITY was the essence of this speech. Watch it below.
Note: I’m going to throw in Bane’s speech here. There were elements of that in there too. I’m going to also take credit for my prediction from last year that Trump would make black crime and law-and-order a new theme in the general election campaign against Hillary.