The RNC brought together Americans at a time when our nation is in need of safety and a lot of Americans are asking what Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst asked yesterday night, “Where is America’s leadership?”
In short, America is under attack and in desperate need of leadership. Fortunately, leadership was in ample supply last night from the list of speakers.
When former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke, he took the opportunity to honor the risk that our police take for our lives daily and to praise the heroism of them. Guiliani also stated, “We also reach out with understanding and compassion to those who have lost loved ones because of police shootings unjustified and justified.”
The unity and strength on display shaped the overwhelmingly positive vision of what makes us all Americans proffered by valiant heroes (and everyday Americans) like Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell and Benghazi survivors Mark Geist and Mark Teigen. Luttrell stated, “The only way survive this is together, not apart. In order for any life to matter, we all have to matter. … Who among you will love something more than you love yourself? Who among you are going to step up and take the fight to the enemy … because it’s here. I challenge all of you to fight for this country and each and every one of us.”
With this diverse cast of voices, the first night of the RNC posited an uplifting view of the American conscience combined with a call for unity, strength and leadership. It offered inspiration and solutions for the future in the candidacy of Donald Trump.