I don't know about the first night of the Democratic convention. This is the image I got: there's a duel...or a boxing match. Obama's on one side, he's all dressed up and smiles at the crowd and everyone loves him and cheers for him and he's such a good guy. His wife is there, happy, talking about what a wonderful guy he is and how hard he's worked all his life and at the other side of the ring are the Republicans with knives and machine guns and giant planes and they are ready to do battle. I didn't hear a word about the war, the recession, the giant mess this country is in.
And then there's the whole women issue, see Susan Faludi's article in the NY Times today. Worth reading.
I hope tonight is a bit more on topic.