Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown may be a Democrat - and former squeeze for Kamala Harris - but he sees straight after watching President Trump's State of the Union speech
No matter what you think of Trump’s message, his delivery was impressive. He stayed on script and kept referring to everyday heroes in the gallery, thus forcing the Democrats to stand and cheer.
It was populist theater, where presence and impression trump content.
And the overnight polling after the speech showed that once again, he connected with voters, at least enough voters to make him a 2020 favorite.