I had to work on Inauguration Day. When I took a break, I had a chance to hear the speech. The words are good. Whoever wrote it earned his pay. There is no soaring rhetoric. Its power is in its relevance. I heard a few simple messages. The time for talk is over. The time for action is now. Buy American, hire American. America first.
I am no longer an overly enthusiastic or optimistic man. I do not assume that good intentions are enough to solve problems. But I note that just as Trump spoke during the campaign to the underlying blindness that republican leaders exhibited to the concerns of the people on the right so his speech here cleaves to his primary message. He declares his mission. Restore America for Americans.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. He begins well.