Words Have The Power To Sway Votes

After 352 posts, this site remains apolitical. Bar Rules apply here–no politics or religion. Nevertheless, good writing is good writing, whether it’s poetry or speechwriting, and last night the two combined for a powerful and memorable line with the potential to sway voters who consider the truth and logic in its simplicity:

“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

It is certainly more imaginative than Crooked Hillary,  which by comparison sounds sophomoric bordering on cartoonish. Perhaps that’s the best her challenger has.

Notwithstanding strong endorsement speeches by former Secretary of Defense and head of the CIA, Leon Panetta and self-made billionaire Michael Bloomberg (who didn’t make his billions starting out with a million dollar check,) to name only two of the heavy hitters who spoke, the speechwriter who crafted the line, “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons,” could very well have the most impact on the election. It is the single line that sould stick in voters minds when they enter the voting booth in November.

In 1962 when the world was on the brink of Armageddon during the Cuban missile crisis Jackie Kennedy said of her husband JFK, “What worried President Kennedy during that very dangerous time was that a war might be started – not by big men with self-control and restraint, but by little men – the ones moved by fear and pride.”

“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

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About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
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5 Responses to Words Have The Power To Sway Votes

  1. jmsabbagh says:

    great reflections.Love will always triumph.

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  2. diawalker says:

    I try to remain out of the fray as well, but this line is soooo true! Great article!

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