Did Melania Trump (or her speechwriters) steal Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech?
The internet seems to think so.
But is it really theft when we hear these phrases, in all possible permutations of words, from about the time we’re 5 years old until we’re…well…dead.
These phrases are platitudes. They are used by our parents, our coaches, our politicians. They are used to inspire. Every time they are uttered, they sound profound. They sound uplifting. Because of this, everybody utters this drivel. Senator Beal is guilty. Senator Ivy is probably guilty, too.
Here’s my question: what does it say of the electorate and the political process that these platitudes are and can be used to sway voters?