Tonight I watched a practiced charismatic politician make promises that he cannot fulfill, everything but life everlasting. Listening I marveled at how someone can be so ignorant of the powers granted to a President and the defining authority given the 3 branches of government. He belittled his opponent for being critical of whiners and then whinnied a litany of complaints about our country and how tough life is, the country that allows him to reach a pinnacle no other minority has ever reached even with mandated preferences and quota's. His calculated performance was as good as any exhortation given by any Evangelist, but without the trademark stridency and fervent urgency but the monotone that people seem to want to listen to as if he were a minstrel balladeer of note. Promises of law he would make, promises of laws he would eliminate if not to his liking, taxes he would levy taxes he would eliminate ,,,, all in the preview of Congress as set out in the Constitution The President can propose but only Congress can dispose,,, is that ignorance or arrogance,,, both I think. Many promises were of vague but without specifics more a upbraiding of his rival's party, promises made without definition of implementation. A promise of energy independence in 10 years, free of foriegn oil all without a clue as to how it could be accomplished, just a another Presidential gift to the people. All in all it was aerated cotton candy, a teaspoon of sugar spun to a volume belying it's real solid content,,, the rubes ate it up. Next week the circus with elephants,,, if I hear the same BS I'll puke and sharpen my pitchfork..