Commentary Magazine


What Did They Do?

Chris Wallace on Fox News hit the nail on the head: “I can’t but help think this was a largely wasted night.” Yup –no populist red meat, no real outreach to Hillary Clinton supporters and swing voters and no explanation as to why Barack Obama is up to the job. Everyone had their own agenda –Ted Kennedy reviewing his legacy and Michelle rehabilitating her reputation. But who was persuaded to vote for Obama himself (oh yeah, he’s the candidate) and what was accomplished? Not much. It is only the first night. Stay tuned.