Sleepers don’t awake

Hillary Clinton demonstrated again in her DNC acceptance speech that she is a terrible public speaker. Politic has posted the text of the speech here. C-SPAN has posted video of the speech here; PBS has posted it on YouTube here.

Having received some of the best instruction in the world on how to do it, Madam Hillary has absorbed this lesson: speak slowly. Speak as if you’re talking to children. Emphasize the enunciation of your words. Talk down to your audience.

When your material consists of a concatenation of clichés, you have a soporific combination. As Bill Clinton showed…

By my calculation, the Dems pushed roughly one-third of Hillary’s speech beyond prime time last night. I thought that was a mistake, but on second thought it seems to me that, if it didn’t help, it certainly did no harm.

The Dems new laundry list of sexual varieties and preferences puts me in mind of the graffiti sequence that became famous in the sixties. The first item announced, “I love grils.” The next item responded, “That should be ‘girls,’ you moron,” or something to that effect. A final item inquired, “What about us grils?” My guess is that Bill was dreaming of “grils” last night.

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