I watched it all via Facebook live. What a difference it is to watch something without media commentary. I even turned off the comments after awhile. I watched it and was able to "think my own thoughts" about it, lol.
Here they are:
Was it just me or did Hillary seem seriously off her game? Her entire persona came off as serious and out of sorts. I watched her walk from the hallway out (once announced) and she went from frowning/serious to fake smile and waving. Just. that. fast. It made me think her entire public facade was exactly that, a facade. I believe now more than ever that she would not have been able to handle the pressures of being president. She doesn't handle losing very well, and it was just an election.
I know a lot of people won't agree but, I LOVED how Jesus' name was invoked. I loved that people weren't ashamed to praise God and thank Him for our blessings. Directly. No smoke. I found it so humbling and honest. My hope is Trump rolls out of bed every single day of his service, and onto his knees.
Chuck was a wet blanket and I couldn't wait for him to shut his face. Disgraceful.
Didn't necessarily find Trump's speech inspirational. He said things I agree with it. And, he said them in his style. But, I think we may be spoiled with some pretty good social and political orators in our history, so it's a lot to live up too. It didn't sound "historic." It sounded good. Just not historic.
Not channeling Rosie here (can't stand her) but, I know Trump says Baron isn't on the autism spectrum, but I wonder. I have a son who is and Baron has a lot of similar traits. (No one touched him, did you notice that?) The siblings touched each other off and on, but no one touched Baron. He also didn't smile. (I've noticed he doesn't smile for photos.) He came right out and sat down after being announced. His sisters wanted to say something to him at first, you could tell, (stand up!!) lol, but they didn't. Someone must have though because he stood back up. Add to that his lack of eye contact with people and a few other little things. I worry about that kid. I think his mom is smart and right to keep him in school until the end of the year. If he is on the spectrum, that change can be somewhat traumatic.
Ivanka. I really like her. I'm excited to see her carve out a place in politics.
Of course after the event, the little commentary I did hear didn't filter it the way I did. I think social media and live streaming without the talking heads might just be the wave of future news. And I like it.
Will Trump be a good president?
I don't know. But for the first time in 8 years I feel as if the adults are back in charge, America is correcting course and strength is in our future.
** I stand corrected. I just saw footage of Baron smiling and waving. So that observation may not be correct.