I am sitting in the lobby of the Sheraton Denver Hotel, where New York’s delegation is staying. A flat screen television is showing Barack Obama’s speech from Springfield. A large crowd has assembled and supporters are clapping along with the applause lines.
When stated there should be “no more bluster” in foreign policy, someone repeated “no more bluster.” When Obama introduced Biden, the crowd, in unison, clapped.
As a substantive matter, Obama hit the points about Biden, he should have, using his speech as an opportunity to inform voters about the high points of his running mate’s career — the crime bill, violence against women act, foreign policy experience.