The Republican National Convention is halfway over! How’s it looking?
It’s been a bit of a mess.
Donald Trump's campaign and convention have been a circus of missteps this past week – not a great pitch for a presidential job interview. Beyond energizing the party faithful, the convention serves as an invitation to others to pause and take a look. How much will these gaffes matter to voters?
The polls open nationally in 110 days. Here’s your election guide.
Tuesday, July 19: At the convention
▪ Donald Trump’s campaign said the convention this week would show the world the real man behind the hair, the baseball hat and the bluster. And on Day 2, with speeches from Trump’s children, it began to deliver.
▪ Then Ben Carson went rogue. Speaking off script, he accused Hillary Clinton of serving Lucifer.
▪ “Best duck hunting on Earth.” And other dubious claims from the convention’s state-by-state roll call.
Is he a messiah? No, he’s just a man.
Scott Baio, TV’s ‘Chachi,’ on what we’ve learned about Donald Trump
▪ “I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president,” George W. Bush told former advisers a few months ago. Politico peers inside the GOP’s shadow convention.
From the other party
▪ Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia are said to be among the favorites on Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for running mate, The Washington Post reports. Here’s what our poll says about how voters feel about the likely prospects.
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