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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, July 28, 2016


This speech was simply amazing.

Here was a craftsman of rhetoric and delivery.  From the language to the delivery, it was tremendous performance.

Hillary Clinton simply can't hit those notes, anymore than I can hit high notes.  But she has been trapped in the essentially male rhetorical pattern. When she tried the call and response or other typical devices, she fell flat.

But when she spoke from detail and experience, it was real.  It was good.  Hillary Clinton is not a great speech maker.  But she has it in her to be a great communicator.

She just needs to drop the male-type speech patterns.

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