Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, applauds as she recognizes veterans during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Melania Trump: Winner

I am a well known critic of Donald Trump. I will not be voting for Trump or Clinton in November, probably writing in Peyton Manning instead. He, at least, is a real winner with good character. But I have to declare Melania Trump the winner of the night.

Donald Trump actually did a great entrance to introduce his wife. She came on stage and was stunning. But it was not just that she is an objectively gorgeous lady, she was proudly American.

She was not ashamed of where she came from. She was not ashamed of her family. She was not ashamed of her native country. But she was proud to be American. She was proud to be on that stage. It was all so very refreshing.

When John Kerry’s wife came out of stage in 2004, she was aloof and distant. Melania Trump was anything but. She was personable. That counts for something.

She won the night.

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