You have heard about the big ticket items: Ivanka “sampling” Michelle, Cruz’s non-endorsement endorsement speech, Trump’s l-o-o-o-o-n-n-g closer. Here are a few picks from myself and from friends of speeches that got less press but were just as interesting.
To be clear: I’m not endorsing Trump (whom I have written plenty about), just sharing interesting tidbits from the convention.
Donald Trump Jr.’s speech revealed some surprising information about his dad’s choices in raising his children. His sons spent time on real work sites, and in board rooms also. Start at minute 4:00 (h/t Rebecca Teti):
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Catholic convert Laura Ingraham’s remarks included great stories about her hard-working blue-collar Polish immigrant grandparents sacrificing for their children’s education.
After an embarrassing opening prayer that made Trump sound like a Messiah, Pastor Mark Burns gave a great speech insisting that while “All Lives Matter” we also need to understand the desperation of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
The raw, painful, heart-rending speech of Patricia Smith would have led broadcasts around the country if it were directed at George W. Bush. I want to share it here because it got little attention, since it targets Hillary Clinton.
Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty represented everything good about Trump supporters (as distinguished from Trump himself): At their best, Trump supporters are like old-school country songs that value family, hard work and prayer.
Finally, you have to love Marlan VanHoose’s National Anthem. The blind girl did a truly beautiful job:
Share other good speeches in the comments below.