DNC Day 2: Arithmetic
by Jason Williams, Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 05:42:02 PM EDT
In a sane world, Bill Clinton's speech would be some far right shit I'd be mad about.
It's not a sane world.
Watch the speech here. Watch the hug that ruined Fox News' fun. In the end? Still just a convention speech with marginal influence. But it went a long way toward further defining what the Democratic Party is pitching (or should be) and servering at very least as a reminder that you can talk smart and folksy together for one hell of a sell. Krugman: Awesome, except for this.
Pre-Clinton stand outs: Judy Chu, Emanuel Cleaver (!!!), Sandra Fluke, an underwhelming and still amazing to listen to Elizabeth Warren. Things to avoid unless you like being angry: Steny Hoyer, some talkers talking about the Senate races, and the early morning "let's make sure this gets more press, the President Said" voice vote.
Posting this late in the day (3) so better things have already been written here and here. Overall another strong day for Democrats, especially in contrast. And with the news of the Romney camp pulling money out of swing states a month earlier than McCain did the same, the media narrative of the campaigns could get interesting starting now.
On that front, Nate Silver is already looking ahead.
Tonight's prime time schedule.