I hate to make predictions like this, but Trump's speech will be one for the ages, especially if you haven't already read it in the original German:
Donald Trump has never faced more pressure on the national stage than he will Thursday evening when he accepts the Republican nomination.
This week's Republican National Convention has been dominated by unexpected fireworks ranging from the plagiarized speech his wife delivered and the way the campaign prolonged the episode to Ted Cruz's shocking address Wednesday in which he refused to endorse Trump and encouraged Americans to vote their conscience. Cruz's speech exposed the deep divisions that remain in the party after the fractious primary.
You will not hear an appeal to anyone's better angels--only payback for whoever took a shot at Trump within the last forty-eight hours and an endless array of meaningless boasts that are demonstrably false. Trump's speech will fuse evil with greed and he will escape all accountability with a shrug and a wink. He'll deliver a message that will ring, as Michael Moore said, like music in the ears of a staggering number of Americans. He will lie and no one will dare call him on his lie or make the uncomfortable assertion that he is the most incompetent man to run for President since the days when everyone had a full beard and a flunky nearby to hold a spittoon. And he'd better not use a teleprompter:
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued, “if you’re running for president, you should not be allowed to use a teleprompter” at a speech in New Hampshire on Friday.
Trump said, “if you’re running for president, you should not be allowed to use a teleprompter. No, it’s true. It’s true. It’s so easy.” He then mocked politicians who read off teleprompters before continuing, “you shouldn’t be allowed, because you don’t know what you’re going to get. Look what happened with Obama, where he’s a teleprompter guy. No, it’s true. … you don’t want a scripted president. And you don’t want a politically correct president because it takes too much long — takes too much time.”
You will no doubt remember when Donald used a teleprompter to speak at AIPAC, of course (see above).