July 22, 2016

Something Ivanka did that I wish Donald (and many other speakers) would have done.

When she got a crowd reaction, she paused only briefly, then continued to talk right over the noise. Of course, the microphone works to make every word come through, and the speech rolls on fluently. I wish everyone who speaks at these conventions would watch the video of her speaking and learn.



Great speech. Almost too great, since Trump had to follow her and his appearance and tone are far less glossily perfect. Trump said "I am your voice," but it seemed that Ivanka was stepping forward to be the voice for women. We'll see how the campaign goes forward with her, perhaps, doing the job of making him not merely acceptable to women, but distinctly preferable to Hillary. The factual material is there to be used for this sales job, and I can't imagine anyone more able to run with it than Ivanka.

77 comments:

The Cracker Emcee said...

I wish they all would have looked like Ivanka.

David Begley said...

A star is born.

David said...

There must be something wrong with her. You can bet the lefties are going to spend countless hours trying to find out what it is.

Bay Area Guy said...

Beautiful and intelligent - Yowza! What a combination.

Rick Turley said...

Agreed. And we'll see if Scott Adams is right about the family effect. Anyone know if Chelsea Hubbell, er Clinton, is speaking next week?

David Begley said...

Rick:

I saw Chelsea in Omaha. Horrible. The difference will be obvious if she speaks.

dreams said...
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dreams said...

Pence said in his speech that back home in Indiana there is a saying that you can't fake good kids. Trump's children are real assets.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Trump's children have real assets.

Sorry, a thunderstorm kept our dachshund a-tremble half the night and I'm not at my mature and insightful best.

AprilApple said...

Can we have her instead?

Mike said...

Ivanka was so good! I've been impressed by the speaking abilities of his children, but she is really good at it, making it look natural and easy. That kind of poise is impossible to fake and the sign of someone well practiced in speaking to crowds and to TV cameras.

She has a wonderful voice in interviews too. Mellifluous even. Like the speech following it, her introduction was a little too long but she presented it as well as can be done.

AprilApple said...

Hillary is the media's nominee.

Laslo Spatula said...

I have searched and searched, but cannot find any photos of Ivanka naked.

The internet has let me down.

I am Laslo.

Oso Negro said...

Yes, women need society's compulsory acceptance of their gay children.

Unknown said...

Remember Trump's kids also had a mother who raised them. While good children are sometimes a reflection of good parenting, we also see good children come from bad parents and bad children come from good parents. Ivanka certainly is a poised intelligent lovely young woman who I suspect is as far from being a conservative as Hillary is. May she one day end up in politics and serve if she feels she has the internal calling. Her highlighting of the need for extended family leave for new mothers and equal pay for equal work was promising. These are liberal issues, maybe now conservatives will come on board, wouldn't that be something?

hombre said...

The Clintons are a disgustingly aberrational family. Interesting that the family of a blowhard billionaire exposes that so easily.

My wife wants a bumper sticker that says: "Elect Ivanka's Dad!"

Presumably, the mediaswine will pull out the stops on her now.

rhhardin said...

Ivanka was stepping forward to be the voice for women.

All of the MSM is a voice for women. That's the problem.

What's needed is some self-awareness for women. Neighborhood stuff doesn't work in larger systems.

n.n said...

Sex politics, male and female. Gender is behavioral. In an age of progressive confusion, class diversity, the recognition that men and women are equal and complementary is an unorthodox concept. Embracing the natural correlation between sex and gender is a refreshing change.

Mike said...

Jesus, unknown, don't you know equal pay has been the law for over 50 years. Differences in hours worked per week, riskiness of the job and seniority account for all the differences in net pay. That was the second time (Melania did it first) that the Trump women mentioned chjild care though, so I have a feeling they are lobbying the candidate to do something on that front after the election.

M Jordan said...

@Mike: "Like the speech following it, her introduction was a little too long but she presented it as well as can be done."

I agree. My biggest complaint in this world is the refusal of most people to be brief when they speak. Trump was way too long but I'll forgive him because he wanted to touch every base which he did. Had he followed Althouse's preference above, he could have cut ten minutes off his speech just by beginning each pause before the applause died down. He drained some -- not a lot, surprisingly -- energy out of the room with his length.

Peter Thiel gets it. He wasted zero time starting -- no cornball introductions like that dope who followed him (with the Irish wake story that he completely undermined) -- and he raced through his speech in a sprint. He was maybe too fast but, boy, it was nice to have someone walk off the stage with me wanting more, not less.

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Michael said...

Hey, let's have a Daughter Debate: Ivanka vs. Chelsea. Ratings gold!

Laslo Spatula said...

It is not sexist to be enamored of Ivanka's beauty.

If I were a woman she would make my pussy wet.

I am Laslo.

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pm317 said...

Two things she that stand out: like most millenials I am not either R or D and about motherhood and career and equal pay and making it easier for women. These are things the Ds think they have ownership of.

Unknown said...


Tell that to Ivanka, Miike. It was she who brought if up in her speech yesterday, that's why I mentioned it, or did you miss that sentence in her speech? And no there still is not equal pay for equal work and it goes beyond hours worked. Perhaps Ivanka will elaborate on it in her book. Did you folks know that she has a book coming out called "Women Who Work?" This young woman is not a conservative which is heartening. She also was a fundraiser for Cory Booker

hombre said...

9:08: "These are liberal issues."

As another lefty demonstrates ignorance of the significance of the Republicans, including Conservatives, nominating a populist outsider for President.

Right, Unknown. Chances are good that the usual suspects among the Dems will vote for the proven inept Queen of the Grifters and more of the same, because everything is just great. And anything that isn't is the fault of conservatives.

Perceptive.

Titus said...

She is fucking fabulous.

Love her.

Clothes, hair, makeup, style-she is a 10.

Unknown said...

Comical seeing conservative trying to adopt liberal values. It's a good thing actually. Yes of course Democrats will vote for Hillary as they should especially seeing the Republican nominee is Trump. Ivanka is NOT her father, nor is she probably very conservative.

Unknown said...

PM317,

It's because they DO have ownership of it. Conservatives do not traditionally rally to women's causes and issues. Try to not be disingenuous.

AprilApple said...

Chelsea needs a lot of airbrushing, but she spews tried progressive bromides. - Maureen will like that.

AprilApple said...

Nah - Leftists don't care about anything but power and money.

Why did Hillary take money from the dictators who rule the poorest nations in Africa ? (ie: the Congo) - because she cares about women and children? NO. She cares about money and power.

AprilApple said...

Unknown approves of this.

AP
REPORT: 82 corporations that paid for Hillary Clinton speeches have actively sought to sway the government

AprilApple said...

by David Sirota - a progressive

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department

AprilApple said...

As Colombian Oil Money Flowed To Clintons, State Department Took No Action To Prevent Labor Violations

The Clinton became vastly wealthy during her time at State.

AprilApple said...

Clintons And Foundation Raked In Cash From Banks That Admitted Wrongdoing




Ignorance is Bliss said...

Unknown said...

Her highlighting of the need for ... equal pay for equal work was promising. These are liberal issues...

Bullshit. Equal pay is a liberal issue. Equal pay for equal work is not. Otherwise they would not keep repeating the $0.73 lie

AprilApple said...

The democrat party and the democrat media (the media ) LIE. That's all they do.
They LIE.

Jake said...

The inevitable juxtaposition with Chelsea Clinton should be fascinating.

pm317 said...

They don't have ownership of it because they have not done anything about it and now Trump is wading into their territory. Good for him. He is neither R nor D like his daughter.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Talk - pause *clapping* - talk - pause *clapping* - repeat.

I agree, super-annoying; it makes something like the State of the Union all but unwatchable.

The Jeb Bush "please clap" was due to that dynamic, by the way.

mikee said...

I, for one, welcome any opportunity to avoid hearing Hillary Clinton speak on any subject. If Ivanka can provide an alternative voice in any way to the shrew-harpy-in-law screech of the Democrat candidate for president, I say, "Yay!"

Sal said...

Yes, ladies, you can now be comfortable with Trump as President knowing that Ivanka has your back.

Bay Area Guy said...

Trump should feign an illness, and let Ivanka do the Hillary debate for him (like Koenicke did with Travolta in Grease for the big race!)

Ivanka would destroy Hillary on stage!

Achilles said...

Bay Area Guy said...
"Trump should feign an illness, and let Ivanka do the Hillary debate for him (like Koenicke did with Travolta in Grease for the big race!)"

Fake illness is second in our family pool for the excuse Hillary will use to duck the debates. I think it would open up too many problems for an alcoholic stroke victim.

I think Hillary will claim Trump's views are too extreme and she doesn't want to stand on the same stage as him.

Wilbur said...

Re brevity in speech-making:
A wise old politician-turned-judge told me once when you're called upon for public speaking to be brief, be sincere and be seated.

Unknown said...

Trump won't debate her. He will try to get out of it.

rehajm said...

The inevitable juxtaposition with Chelsea Clinton should be fascinating.

Given that inevitability I'd speculate they keep Chelsea at home with the grandkids.

rehajm said...

And no there still is not equal pay for equal work and it goes beyond hours worked.

You won't be able to repeat this lie often enough to make it stick.

Unknown said...
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Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Unknown: Hours worked is a great deal of it. The nature of the work is another large part. Men tend to do jobs with much higher risk. I mean stuff like diving down sewers and fighting fires and policing dangerous areas and the like. Women in general don't relish such work, and would prefer sitting at a front desk. This is also not especially safe (a friend of mine's sister got shot when a crazed math student burst into her office many years ago), but it's safer than what a lot of men do every day.

And add that childless women are right up there with men. It's child-bearing that makes the largest bulk (pun not intended) of the difference.

Anonymous said...

"The gender pay gap in the United States is the ratio of female to male median yearly earnings among full-time, year-round (FTYR) workers. The statistic is used by government agencies and economists, and is gathered by the United States Census Bureau as part of the Current Population Survey."

http://www.aauw.org/resource/gender-pay-gap-by-state-and-congressional-district/

http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Ivanka becomes eligible to the Office of President when she turns 35 at the end of October. I imagine there will be speculation about her running for President for the next 35 years.

mockturtle said...

The refined and gentle manner of the Trump women is a stark contrast to the shrill harridans of the left.

tim in vermont said...

Trump won't debate her. He will try to get out of it

I was disappointed he didn't debate Bernie, I admit, but he better debate Hillary or watch the inauguration from cheap seats.

tim in vermont said...

What will the sexual harassment policy be in a Clinton White House? One free rape or just one free grope?

rehajm said...

sigh...RE: Gender pay gap I'll let everyone pick their favorite source on why it isn't discrimination, and there are countless sources providing the same information, but I'll list a few...

Harvard

University of Chicago

Chicago Tribune et al

Freakonimics

Bob said...

This week we heard from a family of Makers; next week we'll hear from a family of Takers. There is no simpler explanation...

Anonymous said...

Trump didn't debate Bernie because he knew Bernie would make him look incompetent and uninformed, same as Hillary will if he shows up to debate her.

PB said...

Obama could never stop a speech on his teleprompter and be able to other coherent language. It would be a stuttering mess.

Fernandinande said...

rehajm said...
sigh...RE: Gender pay gap I'll let everyone pick their favorite source on why it isn't discrimination


Not much to prove in the matter.

If an earnings difference were due to discrimination some people would take advantage of it by discriminating slightly less, and paying the poor little dears - especially the NAMs* - more than 77% but less than 100% of what the men earn and make a bundle on the difference.

It'd work even better in the computer industry:
"Women in Silicon Valley earn only 49 cents to a man’s dollar."

Fire all your male employees, especially the Asians, and hire those women, especially the mestizos, at, say, 75% and everyone gets rich. Never seems to happen for some mysterious reason.

And won't someone think of the children? Kids under 18 hardly get paid anything at all on average, no doubt because everyone hates them.

*On average Asian women earn 90% of what white men earn (and Asian men earn more than white men...the only possible reason is that people discriminate against white men), so they're not a good deal because someone forgot to discriminate against them.

hombre said...

Unknown: "Trump won't debate her. ..."

Why would anybody want to? She is an accomplished liar. Maybe if there were a neutral fact checker onstage....

Anonymous said...

"Then you will admit in advance that if she fails to show she is the lame one?"

Yes, nor would she get my vote were she to refuse to debate him.

Anonymous said...

If Trump refuses to debate her, he comes off as a coward.

dreams said...

"If Trump refuses to debate her, he comes off as a coward."

When I read that, I actually did LOL. Anonymous and Unknown remain unenlightened.

Unknown said...

Why didn't he debate Sanders? Chicken, that's why. An old guy, even older than he is, challenges him to a debate and he runs and hides. Chicken.

dreams said...

As to the Sanders debate, the risk/reward ratio applies given there was nothing to gain but possibly something to lose, however unlikely.

dreams said...

"Why didn't he debate Sanders? Chicken, that's why. An old guy, even older than he is, challenges him to a debate and he runs and hides. Chicken."

No doubt it would have gone down in history as the Great Curmudgeon Debate. When you think about it and admittedly I haven't thought much about it, Sanders has had his fifteen minutes of fame.

pm317 said...

I hope Trump asks Hillary where Obama was on the night of Benghazi attack.

Unknown said...

Maybe he'll ask her where she was on the night of the Benghazi attack, why ignore that?

pm317 said...

Obama is the CiC and it is documented that she and Panetta were around.

pm317 said...

We don't know where Obama was that night or what he did.

Unknown said...

We don't know what Clinton did that night either. Was she asleep on the job?

Laslo Spatula said...

Okay, America: I understand.

I thought my 9:25 comment was one of the funniest things I've ever said.

I am that simple.

I am Laslo.

The Cracker Emcee said...

I was debating whether or not I should cop to your 9:08 comment.

SOJO said...
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Unknown said...

Sojo, to attack a woman is not to attack all women. I don't think that Trump discriminates against or hates black, white, red, yellow, brown, but, as befits a man in his position, will run you down if you get in his way, whoever or whatever you are.

Like most people, except that he's better at it. I don't think you should take it personally. Please don't be manipulated by the people who exist to manipulate.