Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Sept. 15, 2020. (Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images)
The Democratic Convention opened the door for the Trump campaign to run on a central theme: belief in America.
The dour pessimism which oozed from every orifice at the convention sets up a beautiful contrast between the two candidates and their parties: optimism v. pessimism; belief in America v. doubt about America.
Democrats believe the virus may conquer us. Republicans believe we will conquer the virus.
Democrats predict a shaky economy at best and a prolonged recession at worst. But Republicans believe the ongoing economic comeback will continue and, if Trump wins, accelerate.
Democrats believe Iran is out of control and that the Middle East may erupt into another