You don’t have to be an Obama critic to think it was audacious. And you don’t have to be a Democrat to see how well it worked.
So many questions and only one speech left that matters to answer them — tonight’s acceptance speech from Trump himself.
Quid knows Cynthia Coffman is a savvy pol, so don’t expect any more failed coups after the news out of Istanbul and the #NeverTrump crowd.
That the convention has been so little about Trump and so much about Clinton says at least two things: One, that a lot of people in the party have nothing good to say about Trump; two, that the only way Trump can win the election is to make America believe that a Clinton nomination is every bit as chilling as a Trump nomination.
Trump is counting on the fact that some may not remember what 1968 was actually like — cities set afire, police riots, assassinations, Vietnam, protesters filling the streets — and just figure that today is, well, close enough.
The smart people who study these things tell us that if ISIS is involved, the fact that ISIS is rapidly losing ground in Syria and Iraq has probably led, in its perverse way, to an increase in terror attacks to distract from the military defeats. That doesn’t make it any less important to defeat ISIS and its nihilist ideology.
Listening to Paul Ryan this week and recognizing the agony he is going through in having to support Trump and walk the fine line between the rhetoric of both parties, I had the crazy thought that maybe one day, I will be able to vote for him at the top of the ticket.
Metz keeps stressing to broadcast audiences that his and other departments have a lot of work left to do in reaching out to the community.
President Obama couldn’t have known then that as his presidency neared an end, we’d be where we are today, with partisanship at record levels, with race still at the center of debate, with the 2016 campaign so divided along racial and ethnic and gender and religious lines.