Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Brief Reflections on Night Two of the Democratic National Convention

Watching TV makes you stupid. This truth has been reaffirmed for me by the convention experience. Pundits yesterday were afire with talk that Hillary's task for her speech last night was impossible, but all she needed to do was celebrate the successes of her own campaign and make it clear she's 100% behind Obama. She did both with grace and passion.

Apart from Hillary, the highlight of the evening was the speech by Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, with whom I literally rubbed shoulders on the convention floor. He has a goofy earnestness which is rare to see in national politics, and he got the crowd fired up! I hope to see more of him in the future.

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