Donald Trump is not exactly known for nuance, but one day into the Republican National Convention and after the entirety of its Democratic counterpart, one thing is clear.
The Democrats are making a simple, straightforward argument and Republicans are attempting a more complicated one. Sometimes simpler arguments are such because they are simplistic and, therefore, wrong. Sometimes arguments become complicated because they are too logically convoluted and contorted to be right. But all other things being equal, the party making the simple argument has a political advantage.
The Democrats’ argument is that much of what is going on in the country is terrible and it is President Trump’s fault as the incumbent.