I am not what you would call a Trump supporter. That said, I do try to be fair when it comes to tactics. This post is not a against Trump as much as it is a shout to be careful with how one presents oneself as a politician.
We all remember this still from the movie, 1984. It was mesmerizing, and frightening at the same time. The torture John Hurt endured didn’t give me bad dreams as much as this scene did.
Yes, another John Hurt film. This time his role was opposite of the one from 1984. In V for Vendetta, he played an authoritarian despot wrapped up in the blanket of Christian superiority (that was my only issue with the film). The contrast between his screen persona and the one in the alley showed the abject cowardice that drives men to do really dark things.
Now, I understand the need for a jumbotron in a huge place like this. During the speeches it was necessary so that everyone in the arena can hear and see the speakers. It truly is a marvel of technology. But that said, Trump was not speaking in front of the podium at the time. And that is problematic to me. He wasn’t speaking to the audience so much as speaking AT the audience.
The Big Brother schtick has been done to death on both sides of the aisle. Republicans have portrayed Democrats in that manner, and Democrats have portrayed Republicans in that manner. But when a candidate portrays himself in that manner, there’s a problem. And you can rest assured that the opposition will use it to their advantage. The Republican nominee has to be more careful in how he presents himself. He should pay attention and learn from his daughter, Ivanka, on how to present himself better if he is to have a chance at winning the election.