Originally Posted by Piobaire
IMO, you get up and make a speech, you're open for criticism. The very act of being there and speaking is a very political gesture. Also, the Khans are only more sympathetic figures if you're on the same said. As this election has demonstrated more than any I can remember people save feelings for their tribe and only have scorn and derision for those in the other tribe.
Obviously people have a right
to criticize the speakers. Whether the media chooses
to criticize them is different. What would the media really be bashing the Khan's for? Contrasted with the "Hillary for Jail" message, especially.
As far as political conventions go I have a different take that most. While, actually, not a different take than many only I apply it to both sides. It's all just political theatre. Speakers are going to say dubious things, make suspect assertions, get the crowd riled up. People seem to realize this when it's their side engaging but then want to fact check and criticize the intangibles for the other side. IMO everyone should just take the events and speeches at both conventions with a grain of salt.
If Trump had been wise enough to listen to that, we wouldn't be talking about this silliness anymore. Of course
it was theater. The Democrats totally set him up for this and he fell for it as hard as you could possibly fall for an obvious ploy.
Pence easily deflected the discussion about the Khans and the Trump controversy, but he's actually a politician and can rein himself in.