I try to remember how weird I am. I actually enjoy watching conventions from start to finish. Yesterday was a hoot -- from the floor fight over inserting the words "God" and "Jerusalem" into the platform to all 50 minutes of President Clinton's "Sure, Obama promised you the moon, and didn't provide it, but nobody (excluding myself) could" speech.
But most people don't watch an ounce of convention coverage. It makes me curious how newspapers or other media convey what happened. I know that the audience Clinton spoke to and the media itself loves Bill Clinton as much or more than they love President Obama. But while it's easier to convince sympathetic audiences that the economy is just fine, it's much more difficult to convince people whose loved ones have struggled for years.
To that end, I'm not sure if this USA Today front page is good for President Obama or bad:
Byron York says Clinton is a great salesman but that even a great salesman runs into trouble when the product is less than stellar.
Don't get me wrong, I think Clinton gave an effective speech (albeit not as good as Michelle Obama's very different one the night before, in my opinion). But if the media/DNC motto for Obama's second term is "lower your expectations," I'm not sure I'd be confident of re-election.