The Republican National Convention that nominated Donald Trump is history. The Democratic convention that is poised to tap Hillary Clinton begins today. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay takes a look back at the Cleveland confab and a look ahead to Philadelphia. (advance copy of commentary scheduled to air Monday, July 25).
Donald Trump roared out of the convention with a gloomy flourish, depicting a faltering nation faced with a perilous world. His themes were the usual Trumpian boasts: that our country is threatened by illegal immigrants; trade deals that have eroded the lives of workers; wars that have spilled American blood, wasted American treasure and produced disastrous results; and the streets of a nation rendered unsafe amid a bloodbath against police.