Dems are putting on a happy face and will cling to any convention bounce that comes from the in-gathering of the base, but Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan return to the hustings tomorrow and Romney will be on Meet The Press Sunday, making the simple argument again and again: It isn't working, hasn't worked and won't work. Do you really want four more years of this on-going collapse of America?
We understand a lot of people in the Charlotte hall are on Obama's payroll, directly or indirectly. We understand that transfer payments are flooding out of D.C. to the dependent class and that class will vote --in person or by proxy under Chicago rules, often twice and three times.
But the GOP and independents are counting on the innate good sense of most Americans to call the whole mess off and start over.
When Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter in 1980, Time Magazine had an issue with a cover picture of Reagan on the street the day after, over the title "A Fresh Start."
That cover hangs in my office, and I hope --pray really-- that there will be a second such cover on the wall in two months time.
There are real questions whether America could rebound from another four years of this disastrous stewardship. As Clint Eastwood said last week, sometimes you have to let them go, and the Democrats in convention have only reinforced that conviction. They are not fit top govern and their leader doesn't have a clue how to do so.
The prying out will not be easy, because the tactics used by Democrats through the early voting season and on Election Day so closely mirror those employed yesterday to jam through the result they wanted despite the repeated votes of their own delegates. It will take lots of lawyers and lots of GOTV and other infrastructure.
So please dig deep. The links to Romney/Ryan and all the other key campaigns are here. Whether $5 or $50 or $500, please give generously and soon. The real campaign begins tomorrow, and the president won't go gently into the night. Chicago Rules are in play as we saw yesterday.