I admit, I don’t know much about Edwards. And after last night’s speech, I don’t feel I know all that much more. His speech made little or no impression on me. If the conventional wisdom on the right is followed, this is a good thing for Kerry, because he won’t upstage the presidential candidate.
Ah, but the right way to look at it is good speech = bad because it upstages Kerry. Bad speech = bad because… take your pick. Wet behind the ears, no gravitas, not presidential, etc.
The rightish Steve weighs in, and it turned him off. (And I believe him when he says he gave it a fair chance.)
What does this mean for Kerry and the convention? Probably nothing, as people are really waiting for tonight’s show, and the convention will then be judged for its effectiveness as an infomercial.