The younger, thinner Man from Hope is gearing up to speak now. He's slated to attack Obama with lines like this:

Maybe the most dangerous threat of an Obama presidency is that he would continue to give madmen the benefit of the doubt. If he's wrong just once, we will pay a heavy price.

It's a good choice. He plays attack dog better, and more forgiveably, than most of the people who'll take this stage. I'm still waiting for some speaker to broaden the attacks from policy to the Obama scandals that are ripped and rended every night on Fox News. Will Huck finally bring up Rev. Jeremiah Wright?

Huck's Europe-bashing is meeting a completely bored room. There's no reaction to the attacks on the continent until Huck says Americans "want less government." A big change from the popularity of France-bashing of '04, I think.

A huge reaction to the Wassila, AK line: "She got more votes running for mayor than Joe Bide got running for president." Except I don't think that's true. In 1996, Palin 616 votes to her opponent's 413 votes. And the Iowa caucus eliminates people who don't get 15 percent in the first round, so no one knows how many votes Biden got. And if winning elections is a qualification, than Obama is as qualified as McCain. And, and… the GOP has no clue about how to defend Palin.