But also, even under the best of circumstances I am physically and emotionally unable watch Trump for more than about 45 seconds, tops. And "Trump at CPAC" is not the best of circumstances So, another reason I didn't watch is because I didn't want my head to explode.
I figured that if there was anything of note to see, it would be in a clip later on. And by "of note to see," I didn't expect policy there either, but unhinged rambling. From the few clips I did see -- especially a great montage on "Weekend Update" during Saturday Night Live -- that turned out to be the case.
Yes, yes, I know that it might seem unfair to judge a speech based on selected clips for a comedy show, but it's not unfair. Not only because most coverage of the event described it as unhinged, but also because even if the rest of it was, in some magical, mystical fantasy world, brilliant, no speech by a president should have any of the meltdown ramblings that this one did -- let alone ALL of them.
I think that in 2020, should Trump continue to be the Republican Party standard bearer and their nominee again for president then the Democratic Party should buy the rights to that SNL video montage and simply show it -- repeatedly -- as their only TV spots during the campaign. And then run the text after that says, "This is the person who the Republican Party wants to make policy for the United States represent the face of America to the world. And have control of nuclear bombs. Vote Democratic -- or anything but Republican."
And once again, as always, this is not about Trump. We know who he is. We know he gives speeches like this, and thinks and acts like this. This is about the elected officials of the Republican Party who enable him.
To leave with a better taste in the mouth, here's a FAR BETTER Ramblin' Boy...