Yesterday’s speech (on countering jihadism): A

Pretty solid speech. All I can say. Hit all the right notes, but wasn’t great for outreach, which is why I’m not giving this one the ++.

Today’s speech (about Milwaukee): A-. Too short, too reminiscent of Trump’s convention speech, which had its own flaws with not being inclusive. Does not appeal much to Fairfax County college-educated swing voters. First half was outreach, which I think worked well (with some empty parts), second part was firing up the base. The second part didn’t work too well, which is why I’m giving it an A-. Everybody’s heard the second part already.