Translation: the summer of 2016 season may be more memorable for what happens on the streets of Cleveland and Philadelphia than inside the convention halls. The ghosts of Chicago and the 1968 Democratic Convention are once again alive, and ready to haunt.

For the Republicans, crime is quickly becoming a campaign issue. Just days ago, Sen. Ted Cruz took direct aim at the White House for the latest killing spree. According to Cruz, Cops are feeling the assault “from the president, from the top on down as we see … Whether it’s in Ferguson or Baltimore, the response of senior officials of the President, of the Attorney General, is to vilify law enforcement.” 

Cruz is not alone in honing in on crime. Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are also sparring over who is tougher.  Trump released a video which spliced together the former Florida governor’s description of some illegal immigration as an “act of love” with the mug shots of three illegal aliens who have been charged with or been convicted of murder.