I rarely comment on Presidential candidates (and probably won’t endorse one), but I simply couldn’t pass up this opportunity to voice my agreement with Garrison Keillor on Donald Trump Continue reading . . .
I rarely comment on Presidential candidates (and probably won’t endorse one), but I simply couldn’t pass up this opportunity to voice my agreement with Garrison Keillor on Donald Trump (his article was titled, “Cartoon Candidates Don’t Last” and was published on the Opinion page of USA Today, Thursday, January 7, 2016, p. 7a; I encourage you to read the entire article).
I doubt if Keillor and I would agree on much in the realm of politics, but in this case he’s spot on. I only wish that I had been the first to make these observations:
“As demagogues go, Donald Trump is not a very good one.
I’ve been studying his speeches on YouTube, and what a sloppy orator he is. He can blow for an entire hour in a loose oleaginous [I know; I had to look it up too. The Oxford English Dictionary has two definitions for it: (1) oily or greasy; and (2) exaggeratedly complimentary; obsequious] confabulation of detached sentences drifting toward crescendo and then, swerving away, non-sequiturs segueing into non-sequiturs as his audience waits for the message (They are stupid, we are smart, let’s be great again.) as he brags about his numbers, his success, coasting, camping, posing, lounging against the lectern, scowling, hands outstretched in his trademark ‘What gives?’ gesture.
Sloppy. As he himself would say, ‘Unbelievable!’ His audience expects him to be yuuuuuge, and instead he comes off as the most irritating cabdriver you ever had to listen to.
Twitter was made for this man. More than 140 characters and his mind wanders. Short sentence