The irony of the Melania Trump plagiarism is that she was the only element of Monday night's low-rent infomercial tableau that wasn't saturated in violence, revanchism, Dolchstoss myth-making, and darkness -- but it was tainted, too.
Tierney Sneed and Lauren Fox are spearheading our coverage in Cleveland, and their report from the scene captures much of what made the first day so disturbing. Here's how Vin Weber put it when talking Trump:
“He has projected since day one kind of this broad image of strength. Not very concrete, not very specific, but a strong guy. That’s what scares me about him, too. I don’t want an authoritarian figure as president, but that will appeal to people in an insecure environment.”
Worth your read once you have plumbed the depths of the plagiarism ridiculousness.