VIDEO: Trump’s victory speech
“It’s about us.”
You had to wait until a ridiculously late hour to see this live – if you live on the west coast. If you live in Michigan like I do, here’s how it went:
Angie and I look at each other through bleary eyes at 2:45 a.m.: “They might not call this all night. Maybe we should go to sleep.”
I message Rob: “I’m going to sleep.”
Rob replies that he is too.
Lights out. Heads on pillows.
Tony knocks on our bedroom door: “I just saw the words! Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States!”
Lights back on. TV back on.
“That’s the music from Air Force One!”
And it was all worth it.
But if you actually got to bed at a decent hour and you haven’t seen this yet, here you go:
One thing that stood out to me was that Trump put so much emphasis on rebuilding infrastructure, sounding very much like Obama or Hillary. But here’s the thing: Spending on infrastructure is a perfectly legitimate function of government. The problem with Democrats is that when they talk about it, it’s usually a rationale for raising taxes and government spending in general. If Republicans do it in the context of reprioritizing and reducing spending overall, there’s nothing whatsoever wrong with that.
I was glad to hear his emphasis on doubling economic growth, which is exactly what the priority should be.
And if the sight of Mike Pence, calm and cool, standing behind Trump gave you comfort . . . well, you and me both.
What a night. I think I need more sleep.