(CNN) – Have the Democrats wasted the first night of the convention?
Yes, says Democratic Strategist and CNN contributor James Carville. . . .
“The way they planned it tonight was supposed to be sort of the personal — Michelle Obama will talk about Barack Obama personally, Ted Kennedy was a very personal, emotional speech,” Carville said. “But I guarantee on the first night of the Republican Convention, you’re going to hear talk about Barack Obama, commander-in-chief, tax cuts, et cetera, et cetera.”
“You haven’t heard about Iraq or John McCain or George W. Bush – I haven’t heard any of this. We are a country that is in a borderline recession, we are an 80 percent wrong-track country. Health care, energy – I haven’t heard anything about gas prices,” Carville also says. “Maybe we are going to look better Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. But right now, we’re playing hide the message.” . . .
“If this party has a message it’s done a hell of a job hiding it tonight, I promise you that,” he said.