Two events from last night stand out. First, Timothy Cardinal Dolan praying for the unborn at the Democrat Convention in his closing prayer. Just such an eventuality is why the Democrat powers that be didn’t want the Cardinal to be there to begin with. Good for the Cardinal.
Second, Jennifer Granholm, former Democrat governor of Michigan, doing the best Howard Dean parody I have ever seen. ( The impact is somewhat blemished when one recalls that GM is facing bankruptcy again. Oh well.)
And that was that, nothing else of note. Bye Democrats.
Oh, there were two minor speeches by Biden and Obama. As for Biden, I have used him as a clown figure here for the past four years and doubtless I will again, but today I will mercifully ignore the desire to literally give his speech a fisking to remember. Shooting ducks in a barrel is small sport.
As for President Obama’s effort, it had a touch of Greek tragedy about it, as he has led the country into being a semblance of the bankrupt modern Greeks and because I think he knew as he delivered his speech that his gift for oratory which was hailed by his supporters to the skies in 2008 could not come close to saving him politically in 2012. I will allow Charles Krauthammer to do the autopsy of the speech:
Law Professor and blogger Ann Althouse captures what I suspect was running through Obama’s mind after his speech ended:
There’s a closeup of his face and I think I see his lip curl with a bit of disgust, and I rewind and ask Meade to interpret the face and he says: resignation. Subjectively, we think we see in his face that he knows he’s going to lose.