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Quicken Loans Arena
July 18-21 2016

 

2016 Republican National Convention
Recap of Day 4, Thursday, July 21, 2016

Theme: Make America One Again

Before we do a recap of the fourth and final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention, can we just first acknowledge how hella good (see, we can be hip too) the G.E. Smith-led house band has been at the convention? Their covers of AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long and The Beatles’ Eight Days A Week, in particular, were great.

Cleveland’s law enforcement officials, Board of Control and Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, Inc. also deserve plenty of pats on the shoulders for their excellent organization of protesters in the city over the past week. Considering the numerous scraps seen throughout the primary season, there were unspoken concerns that the convention will be overshadowed by events outside the Quickens Loan Arena. In the end, the convention will be remembered as one of the smoothest managed ever.

Inside the conventional hall, the evening’s proceedings began with a nod towards Donald Trump’s evangelical base with Pastors Tony Perkins, Jerry Falwell Jr. and Mark Burns taking up three of the first four speaking slots to expound on the party’s core values.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, NFL legend Fran Tarkenton, motivational speakers Brock Mealer, basketball coach Bobby Knight, Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Dr. Lisa Shin of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, and RNC chairman Reince Priebus then took turns to prime the crowd for the keynote address that everyone was waiting for.

However, before that, the convention hall was treated to two powerful and effective speeches by billionaire businessmen Peter Thiel and Tom Barrack that probably swayed quite a number of undecided voters for Mr. Trump. Mr. Thiel also memorably became the first person to include sexual orientation in a Republican convention speech.

“I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American. I don't pretend to agree with every plank in our party's platform. But fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline.” – Peter Thiel

“I have nothing negative to say about Hillary - I only have amazing things to say about Donald.” – Tom Barrack

The lovely Ivanka Trump took the stage next with a very strategic speech designed to appeal to women voters – although she did cause a few moments of anxiety to an audience still fresh from the Ted Cruz drama of Day 3 when she claimed to be neither Republican nor Democrat. However, her obvious love and admiration for her father soon won the crowd over, and the stage was finally set for Mr. Trump.

“I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat. More than party affiliation, I vote based on what I believe is right for my family and my country.” – Ivanka Trump

“Real change, the kind we have not seen in decades, is only going to come from outside the system, and it's only going to come from a man who has spent his entire life doing what others said could not be done.” – Ivanka Trump

Mr. Trump’s 1 hour and 16 minutes speech, which is the longest presidential nomination acceptance speech in the country’s history, was a masterful blend of facts and emotional appeal. He outlined his case with specifics on crime, unemployment, trade deficit, foreign policy and immigration. He painted a picture of the depressing current reality, and contrasted it with his triumphant vision of the future.

If Mr. Trump was aiming for a powerful post-convention bounce with his speech, then he is definitely going to be pleasantly surprised by the polls over the next week. By the end of his speech, no one present in the Quickens Loan Arena will doubt that he will Make America Great Again – just like the late Ronald Reagan did during his two terms in office. Incidentally, Mr. Reagan also used the same slogan in his successful run for the White House in 1980.

“Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned.” – Donald Trump

“I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.” – Donald Trump

After Mr. Trump has concluded his speech, he was joined on stage by his family, and his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence (and his family) as the sky opened up and 125,000 balloons and confetti rained down on the delegates. Outside of the arena, the people of Cleveland were treated to a beautiful fireworks display that lighted up the night sky.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party are now primed and ready for the general election this November.




 
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