DNC: Wednesday look-ahead
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers her speech Tuesday night. (Robyn BECKROBYN/GettyImages)
Coming up tonight: Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa and former U.S. president Bill Clinton.
Political commentators say Barack Obama must be careful with comparing his presidency with Clinton's, who was in power during a much more prosperous time.
Betty White may not be coming for the final night of the DNC, but a cadre of female starlets may, according to CNN. Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington could be speaking Thursday night: "A source told CNN the hope is to have the three actresses appear on stage together."
Julian Castro, the winning mayor for San Antonio, delivered a solid speech, but not as good as Mario Rubio, his Republican Latino counterpart (or, for that matter, Obama four years ago, who he is also often compared with).
Feelings on Joe Biden may be mixed, but the Obama campaign needs him more now than ever.
"By putting the vice president on the same night as Obama, the campaign will guarantee more coverage for him to deliver the standard base-rousing, attack-dog running mate speech and appeal to those white, working- and middle-class voters the campaign is still counting on him to swing," says Politico.
Obamacare has a new meaning now, thanks to first day of the DNC. "Indeed, if the first night of the Democratic Convention is to be remembered for anything aside from Michelle Obama’s speech, it will probably be remembered as the night that Democrats stood up and began fighting for their health-care law," said the Washington Post.
As the health care debate intensifies, so does the Jerusalem debate. Romney is saying Obama is taking too weak a position toward an American ally. “It is unfortunate that the entire Democratic Party has embraced President Obama’s shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Romney said in a statement Wednesday, reports Bloomberg. “As president, I will restore our relationship with Israel and stand shoulder to shoulder with our close ally.”