Wow. This past week has been crazy insane. It's like watching a train wreck. Typically, I don't keep up with politics because sometimes it makes me angry or anxious. I stay in touch by reading the news rather than be heavily involved in the TV production. So I skipped the Republican convention and I was going to skip the Democratic convention until I heard about Michelle Obama's speech. So I went to YouTube to hear it and afterwards, thought "Wow". I followed up by listening to Joe Biden's, Bill Clinton's, and President Obama's. President Obama's speech blew me away. Now I understand the power of speeches. Hillary Clinton's was strong too but maybe not as inspiring as President Obama's. Finally, I watched Donald Trump's speech and I fell asleep.
But this past week has been scary. I thought the George W. Bush of the 2000's might be a Hitler type (after the 9/11 incident) but after reading a book (again) about Hitler, I decided no, George Bush was not Hitler, namely because he did not have violent goons. He had goons, but not violent ones physically attacking people (well, outside of the war arena). He also said to embrace the Muslims, not attack them.
Donald Trump is another story though. If we vote him in, we may not have a democracy at the end of four years.
The Khan's speech was extremely powerful and was the embodiment of the best of Muslims.
And what did Donald Trump do? He went low and became a child by attacking them with the implication that the silent wife was not speaking because of the implied Muslim tradition that wives are not to speak (or to be hidden away).
Leaders don't respond by attacking childishly. He should have ignored them or at least acknowledge their pain and their contribution to the liberty of America. But he wasn't big enough for that.
He lacks presidential material.