1. There were several strong speeches at this convention — Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Kerry, Biden, and Gore. All quite strong. The Dem party has some speakers. I wasn’t sure that Obama could best them, or equal them. But he bested them all — with flying colors. Not just because he was the nominee, and the Main Event. But because he did.
2. If I were a Democrat, I’d be delirious with joy. Never will they have such a candidate, and never will they have such a favorable year. And yet — they might lose. I certainly hope so.