- Bill Clinton gave a vintage performance last night at the convention, raves Michael Goodwin in the NY Daily News. After a series of Obama snubs, Clinton was able to redeem himself with an effusive speech: "Bubba is still the best at pretending night is day, so his 180-degree flip-flop was as smooth as his silver mane."
- Despite his penchant for lapsing into attacks on Obama, Clinton was able to masterfully make the case for him, wrote Peggy Noonan for the WSJ: "[H]alfway through I thought: The Master has arrived."
- It was the Democrats' best night yet as far as Adam Buckman of the New York Post is concerned. Joe Biden was on-point and Bill Clinton gave the best speech of the convention thus far, delivering a heartfelt rallying cry to the Dems: "This party is unified."
Bill Clinton may have been the party cheerleader last night but Ruth Marcus
writes in the WaPo that it's too little too late
: "Twenty minutes of good behavior don't make up for weeks of churlishness."
Now that the Clintons have finally left
, the focus can turn toward Obama
, writes Roger Simon of Politico. The Clintons have done all that they can and now it's left up to Obama: "One of the greatest contributions they can make is to leave the spotlight."
Published at 11:53 PM EDT on Jul 16, 2009 | Updated at 9:49 AM EDT on Aug 28, 2008