Today, conservatives are trying their best to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. They are all praising Donald Trump for his apparent ability to read.
In yesterday's speech, Trump's attacks on Hillary Clinton may have been virtually absent of facts, but at least he avoided his usual off-the-cuff detours into incendiary bigotry. For the most part, he just read the teleprompter, although he did get a little stuck on the word "Americans":
Trump's message still sucks, but Republicans are rightly thrilled by the demonstration of his reading skills. When he sticks to the speechwriter's script, his vocabulary seems to rise from it's typical 3rd-grade level all the way up to 4th grade. Very presidential! The best!