DNC: Thursday look-ahead
Tonight: Hollywood starlets Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington, Vice President Joseph Biden and Barack Obama.
Obama may be targeting soccer moms, specifically sophisticated soccer moms, in his speech. "Obama’s speech may reflect that married moms today are less interested in the social safety net and more interested in tax policy. They are also more reliable voters than unmarried women," reports Bloomberg.
Vice President Joe Biden will be wooing white, middle-class voters. He is described as "the president’s most important political partner, policy enforcer, conscience, scold and occasional albatross," by the New York Times. "It is reasonably certain Mr. Biden’s script has been well scrubbed and he will stick to it, as he did four years ago when he talked about his roots and the perils of Republican rule."
As for last night's events, people (liberal media) really, really, really liked President Bill Clinton's speech.
"He took to prime time as master explainer and policy clarifier, party morale booster extraordinaire, voice of experience, historian longing for the old days of political bipartisanship, earnest economics instructor, hoarse whisperer to the middle class, and empathetic testifier for President Obama," said the Washington Times.
"His commanding presence, his let’s-just-chat manner, the familiar sound of his southern growl were the perfect counterpoint to the Republican Party’s assault on President Obama at its convention in Tampa last week," said the New York Times.
As a palate cleanser, here is what a top editor of Red State, a leading conservative blog in America, said about Bubba's speech: "I do think the delivery and pacing were a bit slow" he said, adding "the Democrats, trying to paint the GOP as out of touch, are increasingly out of touch or just denying reality. That’s going to hurt them."
Back in the Republican trenches, Romney is preparing for the debates in a mountainside getaway in rural Vermont with his senior campaign staff. “We chose this location because it’s quiet, and there are no distractions,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, a top aide. “This is intensive preparation.”