Glenn Reynolds, over at Instapundit, posts some interesting thoughts about the narrative Trump is presenting in the Republican convention. This rings true, it seems to me, about what's happening in narrative framing at the moment.
Thinking about last night’s Republican Convention today at the gym, I realized that Trump isn’t just running for re-election: The story he’s telling at the RNC is also about saving America from the race war that the left is trying to foment. The left wants it to be black vs. white, immigrant vs. native, etc. Trump’s making clear that it’s about people who are constructive, productive, and generally happy, vs. people who are destructive, parasitic, and generally miserable, and that that difference transcends things like race. This is a huge, underappreciated — and very traditionally American — message. By promoting it at this crucial time, Trump may very well be saving America.
No sooner had I read this, than I stumbled across the following at Tablet Mag by one of their writers, Liel Leibovitz. I didn't get the impression that he's a Trump fan or a Republican. But he had this to say:
I watched the second night of the Republican National Convention the same way you fall in love or go bankrupt: gradually, but then suddenly stricken by a strange and somewhat inexplicable premonition. It was this: Donald John Trump is going to win in November, and win big.
Time will tell.