President Bill Clinton gave a phenomenal speech tonight. He did everything he should have done and, as importantly, could have done, to unify the party and make the case for Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy. There will be plenty of coverage of what he said and how he said it.
Senator John Kerry gave a phenomenal speech tonight, too. He did everything he should have done four years ago. But that was then and this is now. Tonight he was talking on behalf of behalf of Senator Obama– and he skewered his friend Senator John McCain, citing the differences between Senator McCain and Candidate McCain. It was a forceful speech, well delivered. Definitely worth seeing, but on too many of the all news stations they were too busy talking to themselves than to show the speech live. (To be fair, CNN cut to the speech and MSNBC showed parts of it during the convention wrap-up segments).