The name of the game is likability
by thezzyzx, Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 08:35:46 PM EDT
This was a perfect first night of the convention. Remember the only plan the right has is to demonize Barack and Michelle. Not only did Michelle give an incredible speech, but the moment at the end where Barack showed up on the video screen and his kid grabbed the mic and started talking... well the Republicans' jobs just became 100 times more difficult. People are just starting to tune in now and that was an amazing first impression.
No, they didn't attack the Republicans tonight but that will come. It's a build. Night one is an introduction, nights 2-3 will be the attack, and hopefully Barack will be on on Thursday. These are the Obamas that I was excited by a few months ago. If this keeps up for a few more days, he will get that convention bounce.
Remember that the battle of most elections is likability. Conservatives won't be swayed, but it'll go a long way towards firming up liberals and winning the people who are just tuning in now. Moreover, it was such a cute and spontaneous moment that it makes great television. There's no way that we don't see that clip over the next few days. It's not everything, but it's a start.