I’m the tiniest bit hesitant to open another thread on a subject that’s been locked down, but I think that was a fine display of oratory fireworks and worthy of comment, and I’m confident that it can be done without incurring the Wrath of Mod.
Let’s try to avoid the disaster of I Love Me, Vol I’s thread, okay? That means no bad languagem whether it’s intended for general intensification of superlatives, or as invective, or prurient comment, or whatever. In fact, let’s establish some ground rules and limit discussion to the 25 minute period in which the man was speaking, okay?
That was the most amazing display of speechifying I’ve seen in a long, long time-- Both in terms of writing and delivery. I’m Canadian, okay? That sort of stuff isn’t supposed to get our sap up, even when it’s related to things closer to home.
“Send me.” Brilliant. From the humility with which he started that bit, to the battle cry he turned it into.
“Strength and wisdom are not conflicting values.” Amen.
Anyway, a quick submission for the hamsters and I take a break.
I was really, really blown away by that speech. Did I mention that?
Whaddyall think? Any UK Dopers get a chance to see that, by the way?