Politicians are bad. Everyone in the stadium is good. There are so many of us here and we are so happy to be here. The world is going to hell in a hand basket, because I was not there to save it. Once I have the power, though, things will be different.
I'm going to build a wall and have Mexico pay for it. I'll name it after ME.
When he lost his train of thought, he turned to those seated behind him and took pleasure in their applause. Turning around, the bigger crowd not to be undone, cheered even louder. Then he started over again.
It was stream of consciousness. It was not prepared. That worries me.
I want a President who thinks that the words she shares are valuable. I want a thoughtful communicator.
I watched a rabble rouser, an Elmer Gantry, in Alabama last week. He took the measure of the crowd, and played it like a fiddle. He's preaching to the choir, and that's fine if that's all it is. But the rest of the clown car can't seem to gain traction; I've heard Jeff Flake, Arizona's Republican junior Senator, more this week than I've heard Jeb Bush.
When I'm looking at Jeff Flake as a voice of reason, you know something there's a bad moon rising.
And then there's Bernie Sanders.
BlackLivesMatter is more than a hashtag these days, and it was last month when he blew an opportunity to connect with a piece of the voting public he will surely need to move forward with his campaign. His rally on Social Security was disrupted, and he dismissed the invaders by telling them that they were off the topic.
I wish that he had been prepared to answer the issues that BlackLivesMatter raises. I wish that someone on his staff had thought - or been tasked to think - about the marginalization of people of color, of the divergence in police tactics when race is considered, about the disconnect felt by those kids in Ferguson whose high school is unaccredited and whose school board doesn't seem to care.
Instead, he was left stumbling and bumbling and annoyed. He was unprepared.
The Presidency is a big job. You have to be able to keep all those balls in the air while standing on one leg and whistling. You can't do all that if you are unprepared.
Now, Hillary, she's prepared. I just don't trust her..... and trust comes before prepared in what I'm looking for in a President.
It's going to be a long time til November, 2016.