The Democratic National Convention (otherwise known as ‘The Clinton Show’) is over. The balloons have all burst, and the bunting has been bundled into the trash.
The TV cameras have turned their hungry lenses to new spectacles.
If there is one remaining after-image, it is one that would seem to be the one least expected.
It is the visage of two Pakistani-American Muslim parents: Khizr and Ghazala Khan, standing up for their deceased son, Capt. Humayun Khan, killed in the Iraq War in 2004.
If not for the boorish responses of Donald Trump, they would’ve passed across the national stage, and been quickly forgotten. But Trump, being Trump, has made them media stars, and by so doing, has cast an unfavorable light upon himself and his campaign.
The Khans struck a heart-rending pose; 2 grieving parents, husband and wife, eyes moist with the fatal memory of a beloved son, lost in the carnage of Iraq.
Instead of attacking the makers (and enablers) of the war, former Pres. G. W. Bush and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, Trump spat on the parents, by hinting darkly of an anti-Trump conspiracy.
They have been whipping him for a week.
Trump, driven by the whips of Ego, lashes out again, again, and again, wounding only himself.
Who would’ve thought that the real stars of the Clinton show wouldn’t be a Clinton, but the Khan family?
They have Donald Trump to thank for that.