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They’re Really Disappointed

There’s a growing media meme, on CNN primarily but also on ABC and NBC, that the first few hours of the convention have been a disaster. There’s no red meat, no sharp assaults on Bush-Cheney-McCain. I think this fretting concern about the state of the convention is a stand-in for the growing feeling that the Obama team has lost its footing, and political professionals who desperately want to see him win are now nervously taking the temperature of the race every five seconds to see whether the cold is dissipating or whether it’s turning into pneumonia.



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