If you watched both conventions, you may be suffering from ideological and tonal whiplash.
As the Washington Post describes it, one common feature of both conventions: organizational missteps and unscheduled dissent.
The Republicans had a plagiarism kerfuffle and then a stiff middle finger from Ted Cruz in prime time. The Democrats had their hacked email scandal, the deposing of the party chairwoman and then a steady series of disruptions and a walkout Tuesday evening from Bernie Sanders supporters.
Republicans were all about a country threatened by imminent terrorist attacks, illegal aliens, criminals and Hillary Clinton. Democrats were about a still-great, still-hopeful country -- but one in desperate need of more love, empathy, justice and equality -- and Donald Trump would only take the nation in the opposite direction.
The contrasting tones carry political risks for each party in what has been a violent and chaotic summer, with terrorist attacks at home and abroad. The Republicans are the party of change this time, led by an insurgent outsider who has never held elected office and says America is in a “moment of crisis.” The Democratic establishment, fully in command here if not always in control, is banking that the public is not eager for a Trump-scale disruption of American political life.
With all that in mind, our question for you is this: