I didn’t think
Foghorn Leghorn Bill Clinton was ever going to shut up last night! Fifty minutes! He talked his way out of prime time. In 1988 Clinton first rose to national prominence giving an interminable nominating speech at the Democrat convention that went on and on and elicited boos from his hapless audience:
The purgatory of a speech last night was definitely in that mode. The speech probably did Obama some good as an attempt to soothe sane Democrats who are frightened that Obama is leading their party to a memorable thrashing, but I doubt if it had much impact on anyone else. Only die hard Clinton fans or die hard political junkies were going to sit through all of this. Obama obviously thinks that the Clinton speech was important as his appearance at the end of the speech indicated. It was amusing seeing two men who so cordially despise each other playing nice nice together! Ah politics, the eternal fount of hypocrisy!