The Quick Reviews on Hillary Clinton's Speech


"She hit it out of the park," says Al Hunt, late of the Wall Street Journal and now of Bloomberg.

"I don't know how it could have been better," MSNBC's moodster-to-the-max Keith Olbermann.

"She did what she wanted them to do," historian-cum-plagiarist Doris Kearns Goodwin, who also noted that nobody can really deliver votes any more.

"She made a rousing case for Barack Obama," New York Times' Adam Nagourney.

"She certainly put on a performance tonight that looked real," Slate's Jacob Weisberg.

"She was like Harriet Tubman, keep it going….It was like a relay race, she was passing the baton," MSNBC's Chris Matthews.

I'd say that Sen. Clinton has had the best performance so far, by a wide margin, both in terms of attacking John McCain and the Republicans head-on and defining a nauseatingly comprehensive set of plans for raising taxes, getting mad at companies for "shipping job overseas," and pushing universal health care (or more accurately, even more expensive and less effective health care).

Will Bill Clinton bring the rain tomorrow night? And can Joe Biden keep the blood pumping until Obama takes the stage? Eh. Time for sleep.