Anyone who still dismisses Donald Trump as a ludicrous amateur should now realise just how dangerous he is.
Even by the standards of the Trump campaign, the Republican jamboree in Cleveland was a sorry spectacle.
Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
With prospective first lady Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama, the Republicans are off to a predictably rocky start.
After a year of trying to bring him down, the Republican Party will rally behind Donald Trump this week – sort of.
These made-for-TV events are an excellent opportunity for a candidate to shape his or her image. A subtle approach works best. That could be an issue for Trump.
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What's the evidence say?