What’s the big deal? So Melania Trump plagiarized some platitudinous pabulum from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech in her own convention speech. (Do a search for Melania and plagiarize and you’ll get dozens of hits.) The candidate, Donald J. Trump, as his wife calls him twice in a speech delivered with all the passion of someone reading the phonebook, hasn’t said anything original or substantive in the past year and half, why should we expect his current trophy wife to do so?
But the caterwauling and blame laying is at least entertaining. Though Melania claims to have written the speech herself, people are calling for the speech writer to be fired.
Melania ended by saying, “Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.” Wasn’t that plagiarized, too?
Michelle: “Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.”
Laura Bush: “Thank you, God bless you all, and God bless America.”
I wager if one searched hard enough you could find dozens of speeches intended to be inspiring that include the same threadbare cliches.
But would someone please tell me what big thinking is? “Yes, Donald thinks big, which is especially important when considering the presidency of the United States. No room for small thinking. No room for small results. Donald gets things done,” the potential first lady promised. “Our country is underperforming and needs new leadership. Leadership is also what the world needs.”
She also said, “Everyone wants change. Donald is the only one that can deliver it.” Perhaps she meant hope and change?