THE BALLOONS. The star-spangled banners. The posters touting the man of the hour with his fashionable young family.
Then again, all that could simply be Melania Trump recalling the 2008 Democratic convention.
Yes, this week’s parade of RNC political figures in Cleveland has included a spouse speech’s plagiarism, as well as Ted Cruz perhaps upstaging the veep pick, Mike Pence — all leading up to Donald Trump’s return to the “huge” stage Thursday evening.
As the pomposity and circumstance of a presidential convention unfold — and expect more fill-a-blustering next week — here is how America’s cartoonists are sizing up, and satirizing, the scene:
LALO ALCARAZ (Universal Uclick):
BOB ENGLEHART (Cagle Cartoons):
ADAM ZYGLIS (Buffalo News):
STUART CARLSON (Universal Uclick):
ROBERT ARIAIL (The State):
CLAY BENNETT (Chattanooga Times Free Press):
ROB ROGERS (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette):
JACK OHMAN (Sacramento Bee):
MIKE LESTER (WPWG):
MIKE LUCKOVICH (Atlanta Journal Constitution):
STEVE BREEN (San Diego Union-Tribune):
STEVE BENSON (Arizona Republic):