Hillary: Pretty good speech. Twin Republicans, Bush and McCain, appearing in the Twin Cities next week, was a good line. Not sure about the selection of “orange” as her color scheme for the night.
Obama: Where’s Obama? I haven’t seen the whole thing, but it seems like Obama is too much in the background and the Clintons too much in the foreground.
“Well, I think that if you’re rich — I thank God I’ve been very successful — if you’re rich, you’re always going to be rich. If we pay more in taxes, I got no problem with that. If you’re making that kind of money, a couple hundred thousand dollars here or there are not going to change your life.”
Overall (so far): I realized this is a vain hope, but couldn’t this be more about the Democratic Party and what it stands for, rather than Personalities? The Main Theme reported by the media thus far is the “battle” between Obama and Clinton “camps”. Can they unite? No doubt as a matter of imagery and egos this is a big deal and a big story. But in terms of how either would try to govern it’s a non-event. There’s just not that much difference. The Big Difference is between the parties. That’s what the Democratic convention should be about. Is that too much to expect?