Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Power of Unpredictability

One thing that continues to impress me about the RNC is the controlled unpredictability, especially in regards to the nominee. In a normal cycle (because face it, this is hardly a normal cycle) the nominee would not appear in any major sense until his acceptance speech on the final night. 

Trump, as always, is the exception. Between his silhouetted walkout to "We Are The Champions" on night one, to his recorded interjection on the monitors last night, you can't quite tell when "the Donald" will appear. 

Like his primary campaign, Trump has crafted an unorthodox convention style that keeps everyone guessing. Earlier today, the press waited in the sun for his 2 o'clock press conference. At 2 speakers blasted Italian opera and the Trump jet roared by. Then the nominee took a helicopter to the press conference green and spoke maybe 100 words before ducking into the motorcade. One reporter exclaimed, "is that it?!" 

Clearly the Donald is doing his best to keep the Fourth Estate on its toes. Now that major groups of protestors are arriving in Cleveland, lets's hope the unpredictability doesn't spill past what's been scripted. 

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