[Ed. – In other words, Trump should have given the Obama-esque speech the Democrats, including the liberal hack who wrote this analysis, would have preferred.]
If you know U.S. history, the view from the press gallery of the State of the Union Tuesday night was shocking and sad. The speech is unavoidably partisan — but also, by tradition, a healing ritual of unity for The American Family. Instead, I found myself peering down at a cross between rival pep rallies and a giant playpen full of bawling infants.
The situation called for a president who could calm the din, speak honestly about our differences, and offer a message of hope for us as One Nation Under God. That president is not Donald John Trump. And that is too bad – not just for the country, but for him. His reelection chances, more than he evidently realizes, require him to grow up.
Let’s get the excuses, caveats and what-aboutisms out of the way.