This will be a sane convention. No Clint Eastwood mumbling to an empty chair.
From the RNC, the prime-time schedule:
Monday: Make America Safe Again
Headliners: Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (Mont.).
Tuesday: Make America Work Again
Headliners: Donald Trump, Jr., U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Ben Carson and Kimberlin Brown.
Wednesday: Make America First Again
Headliners: Lynne Patton; Eric Trump; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista; and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, whom Donald Trump has chosen as his vice presidential running mate.
Thursday: Make America One Again
Headliners: Peter Thiel, Tom Barrack, Ivanka Trump and Donald TrumpThis is a great theme and a sensible roster of speakers. The themes address the concerns of Americans. We do not feel safe. We want jobs. We are tired of being sold out internationally by our politicians. We want unity. Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal delineated between the protected class in Washington and Manhattan, and the unprotected class.
The press will concentrate on the dissenters, as is the nature of news. But the fact is Trump with his core of maybe a third of the nation prevailed in the primaries and will win in November. What he needs to do is be normal. The election is now a referendum on Donald Trump. He has to show he can be presidential.
In the film, "As Good As It Gets," Jack Nicholson as Mel Udall -- a brilliant but insane writer -- starts taking pills so he can win over the waitress portrayed by Helen Hunt. It's a terrific scene:
Melvin Udall: I've got a really great compliment for you, and it's true.A year of bluster by Trump will give way to the normal American man who wants to unite his country. I think he will.
Carol Connelly: I'm so afraid you're about to say something awful.
Melvin Udall: Don't be pessimistic, it's not your style. Okay, here I go: Clearly, a mistake. I've got this, what -- ailment? My doctor, a shrink that I used to go to all the time, he says that in fifty or sixty percent of the cases, a pill really helps. I *hate* pills, very dangerous thing, pills. Hate. I'm using the word "hate" here, about pills. Hate. My compliment is, that night when you came over and told me that you would never, all right, well, you were there, you know what you said. Well, my compliment to you is, the next morning, I started taking the pills.
Carol Connelly: I don't quite get how that's a compliment for me.
Melvin Udall: You make me want to be a better man.
Carol Connelly: That's maybe the best compliment of my life.
Melvin Udall: Well, maybe I overshot a little, because I was aiming at just enough to keep you from walking out.
Meanwhile, read my new book and laugh at the nattering nabobs of negativism.Trump will win big without @IAMMGraham @dansenor @Timodc @NeverTrumpPAC @GayPatriot @PatrickRuffini @TheRickWilson https://t.co/RO3cdK20en— Don Surber (@donsurber) July 18, 2016
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