I was looking forward to this speech, but I have to be honest and admit I was disappointed. Millions of his supporters were waiting for direction and he failed to provide it. He could have challenged us to take over the Republican Party at the local level by becoming Precinct Chairmen. He could have challenged us to run for local office and to run for school boards. He could have asked us to run for state offices and for the US House. He could have asked us to be become poll watchers and poll workers.
While some may have been happy to hear President Trump talk about the 2020 election, I thought it was just old news being rehashed one more time. I was disappointed he had no new news to share, no new research that had been done, no proof to back his statements up. To me, it came across as sour grapes. If there was any benefit to anything more than a brief comment about the election, I don’t see it.
Attacking Joe Biden and the Biden administration? Probably a smart move as no one else on the Republican side can command any media time. It will probably only be played on conservative media, but at least he is on record. It would have been good if he had attacked Biden in a way that Democrats might agree with such as flooding the country with illegal immigrants having an immediate impact on jobs for working class African Americans and further stressing poor school systems.
His speech preached to the choir and maybe that is all it was intended to do. I think it froze everything in place and that was a mistake. President Trump could have mobilized 5-10 million supporters guaranteeing him control of the Republican Party and being ready for the midterms. I think he lost an opportunity to give an inspirational speech that laid out the conservative agenda for the future. He had a world-wide audience, yet he didn’t take advantage of it.
I guess it’s obvious I’m not a presidential speech writer!