You can talk about it here.
UPDATE 10:15 PM
I’m purposely listening to CNN post-speech, because I’m curious what they’re saying and how critical they will be.
The content of Trump’s speech was about what I expected, but I thought that Trump’s delivery was surprisingly good. Trump is great at the casual, funny, ad-lib (or seeming-ad-lib) speech. It’s not easy to switch from that mode to giving a speech off a teleprompter to a joint session of Congress, but he had a measured tone, an ideal pace, and some very emotional and compassionate moments.
The real surprise is that the panel on CNN agrees.
Anyone who thought Trump would implode tonight was sadly mistaken.
UPDATE 10:25 PM
Is this the guy who’s the new face of the Democratic Party? Steve Beshear??
UPDATE 11:25 PM
I think the Democrats are going to have trouble with this one. One of the problems with continually saying a person is a fool or Hitler or a clown is that if that person sounds pretty good and also like a decent human being—both of which Trump did tonight—it’s the criticizers who end up sounding like fools.
They can pick apart details of what he said—how can he pay for it? why did he say “Islamic terrorism”?—but I don’t think that will resonate with most people at all. Trump did something in the speech that has often been the province of Democrats: used the human interest story in a powerful way to illustrate and underline policy proposals he’s making.