Thursday, September 1, 2016

Does he "look presidential?"

Sorry, folks, this is one I just couldn't resist.   Yes, it pokes fun at a presidential candidate. But it uses humor to make a valid point.   It's from a posting on DailyKos by blogger "Hunter."  After discussing his trip to Mexico yesterday, here's what came next:
"The . . . whole event was, naturally, capped off by the only remaining duty of our great national press corps: A . . . discussion of whether or not Trump 'looked presidential.' . . .

"The bar . . . continues to drop lower as the campaign goes on; Trump either dodged the core dispute between himself and his host country or lied about the results, but also did not pull his counterpart's hair or insult the Mexican citizenry to their faces, so it was considered afterwards to be a good day.

"As I mentioned on Twitter at the time, I don't agree that Donald Trump is being graded by the press as if he were a grade-school child, because even schoolchildren giving oral reports (What I Learned In Mexico, by Donny J Trump) are expected to know things. The measure being forever taken of Trump is specifically whether he 'looks' or 'sounds' presidential. Can he control his temper? Can he keep from insulting his audience? How is his coat today?

"So Donald Trump is not being graded as if he were a child. Donald Trump is being graded as if he is a Golden Retreiver in the ring at the Westminster Dog Show. . . ."

Yes !!    Still, what does it mean other than that he now has a campaign manager who is good at flattering him into playing the part.  Why is that reassuring?   Many actors, including Ronald Reagan did it even better, naturally.


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