Trump is really not very good at delivering prepared speeches - although not many of our recent Presidents were, either. Reagan was unusually good, but you'd expect that from a Hollywood background. Trump didn't have the verbal elegance of a truly great speaker, It doesn't seem to keep him from communicating effectively, though, but it's prose not poetry. It's been said that poetry is the art of letting the word be heard behind the words, and that's just not his forte,
But the last minute or two of the speech was different - he did bring out the words behind the words. It was a message that I don't recall hearing, at least not in a long, long time. The word behind the word was unity. He struck me as completely sincere about this.
Alas, I am starting to think that there are too many factions that think their path to power is by disuniting these United States - chief among these may be the media. If Trump means to fight this battle then this is big, big stuff. That's inspirational, but there's quite a good chance that he will lose, going down in history as a tragic hero fighting a lost cause.
I wish him luck. I'd never seen him as a Martin Luther figure before. He sure gave us his 99 Theses of American Greatness last night.