Political Animal


September 05, 2012 4:01 PM Intermission

By Ed Kilgore

So for the penultimate time, I’m taking a blogging break before returning tonight for convention live-blogging. And tonight, of course, I’m looking forward greatly to Bill Clinton’s speech placing Obama’s name in nomination. Could be and should be a real barnburner. See you back later.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • Bo on September 05, 2012 4:36 PM:

    Clinton spoke for 45 minutes at the annual Humphrey-Mondale here in Minnesota. I was in attendance. His speech tonight will, indeed, be a barn-burner. It will be an effective take-down of the Romney-Ryan "Reach-around Team" and a deal-closer for Obama-Biden.
    He is a master at connecting policy, principle and performance. I suspect that much of what he says tonight was "previewed" in his Minnesota speech. I am looking forward to it!
    Obama will come out of this convention with a full head of steam. It will push him up in the polls and set up Mutt and Jeff's final take-down -- the debates which will be their final coup de gras.

  • DemfromPA on September 05, 2012 9:26 PM:

    Definitely take a break. I put the Pirates game on earlier, and had some dinner.
    Had spirted debate with a conservative blowhard.

    Great convention. Wearing my Obama/Biden shirt all week.
    Feelin' good.