At Lifesette by Barandon Kirby --
In Cincinnati on Thursday, it was almost like the presidential campaign never ended, with President-elect Donald Trump hitting familiar themes from the last 18 months as a large and boisterous crowd roared its approval.
Trump the showman also broke a little news, confirming reports that had leaked earlier in the day that his choice to run the Pentagon is retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis.
“We are going to appoint ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as our secretary of defense. But we’re not announcing it until Monday, so don’t tell anybody,” he said. “They say he’s the closest thing to Gen. George Patton that we have, and it’s about time. It’s about time.”