Is the DNC <em>Really</em> Going Well?

Posted: Aug 27, 2008 4:34 PM
Sure, the media is giving it good reviews, but how is the Democratic National Convention playing really?  At least some of the folks rooting for a good Democratic showing are disappointed so far.

Liberal blogger Ezra Klein is depressed about the convention:

"We're halfway through this convention. Not all the way through, nor even near it. And I'm inside the convention, not watching it on television and consequently not sure how most Americans are actually experiencing it. But if I were doing the grading now, I'd fail the thing."
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"The first two days of the convention were wasted, or seemed so from my vantage point. Tonight, Joe Biden will rip into McCain. And tomorrow, Obama will do whatever he does. Then on Friday, at noon, John McCain will announce his vice presidential nominee, strangling any convention bounce in the crib. Then the Republican Convention will begin, and you can be assured that they will remember Barack Obama's name. They will remember how to make fun of him, how to mock his celebrity and inexperience. "
Andrew Sullivan adds,
"I'm afraid I concur. With the sole exception of Michelle Obama's superb speech, this convention has been McCain's dream."