I'll give Trump his props. He gave a good speech last night (even though many found plenty wrong with it).
But the most exciting part of the night--at least for me, was the opposition speech given by Rep. Joe Kennedy. The man has charm. Charisma. Sincerity out the wazoo. And youth. In other words, he has everything Trump doesn't.
Plus, he has the Kennedy name, good looks and naturally ginger-colored hair, the same color as his late great-uncle, John F. Kennedy. As we listened to Kennedy's speech, I leaned over to my husband and told him that Joe Kennedy is new Obama.
I didn't mean Kennedy would embody all things Obama, but Kennedy has a similar kind of appeal--exhibiting altruism, honesty and something very much lacking these days, hopefulness.
I also meant that Kennedy gave a major speech, just like Obama and, suddenly, he will be the new boy wonder and thrust into the national spotlight.
We'll have to see what else he has to say. We'll have to see what kind of skeletons he has in his closet.
We'll have to see how he can take the jabs Trump will throw at him, along with the ridiculous, mean-spirited, bullying names Trump will come up with for him.
And you know Trump will, especially if he considers him at threat. It's Trump modus operandi. He's probably already having a tantrum that Kennedy stole some of his thunder last night.
We still have a long way to go until 2020. But in this world of 24-hour news cycle, spin, social media and shorter-than-short attention spans, at least now the Democrats have a contender.
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