People are complaining about it, but I really enjoyed former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s DNC speech. Why, if the politicians aren’t excited about what they’re doing, how can they expect the voters to be? The only problem I have with her speech is that the enthusiasm it engendered will be long forgotten come election day. She should have given it in early November.
Meanwhile, President Obama’s speech seems to have gotten a mixed reception. I think his reputation as a good speaker is starting to work against him; he is expected to give a brilliant address every time he speaks. Whereas Romney just has to prove he has actual human emotions for people to feel like he gave a good speech.
Ultimately, I really don’t think the conventions changed anything. All anyone will remember from either of them will be Clint Eastwood, and he isn’t even running.