Friday, August 29, 2008

The week that was

Well, it's certainly been an interesting political week. I and others, including Mark Landsbaum on site in Denver have been blogging much of it on the Register's Orange Punch blog. I thought Obama gave a very good acceptance speech that capped off a remarkably successful convention that in retrospect (staged as these things are anymore) seemed to have a positive dramatic arc for the Democrats, from letting the Clintons, who behaved rather well, have their say, then moved to make it clear that this is Obama's party.

Then that rascal McCain showed he had a pretty good trick up his sleeve and stole Obama's thunder by choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. She has some downside risks, but what I saw on conservative blogs was a real energizing of the base. It's become a much more interesting race.

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