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Hillary puts Obama over the top

In a dramatic moment at the Democratic convention, Hilarry Clinton appeared on the floor during the roll call to move that Barack Obama be nominated by acclamation.

I always said she would do what was needed at the convention. She did more than anyone could have expected. Great job.

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No way. No how. No McCain.

Here’s the text of Hillary’s excellent speech.

Here’s one of the highlights:

John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn’t think that 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis. John McCain wants to privatize Social Security. And in 2008, he still thinks it’s okay when women don’t earn equal pay for equal work.

With an agenda like that, it makes sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities. Because these days they’re awfully hard to tell apart.

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Mark Warner will deliver keynote address at Democratic Convention

This is a good choice. Mark Warner would have been the perfect pick for Obama’s running mate, but he’s running for the open Senate seat in Virginia, and he’s practically guaranteed to win.

Warner has tremendous appeal to white, Southern voters, and he is very respected on economic issues. Expect him to drive home the theme that middle class voters should be voting with the Democratic Party this year.

It’s also helpful that Warner’s keynote address will happen on the same night that Hillary Clinton speaks. He’s a unifying figure, and will give the press many talking points to blunt the invitable Clinton drama stories we can expect to hear from the press that night.

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Obama invites Bill Clinton to speak at the convention; Bill accepts

MSNBC is reporting that Bill Clinton will speak on Wednesday night at the Democtratic convention, the same night that the Vice Presidential pick will speak.

The media is having a field day talking up the “rift” between Obama and the Clintons. Naturally, the Clintons can’t do anything without a heavy dose of drama, but as usual this is all overblown.

I would have been shocked if Bill Clinton wasn’t asked to speak at the convention, so this is not a surprise. Of course, it should have happened sooner, and we have no idea if this is the fault of the Clintons or the Obama campaign.

In any event, expect great speeches from both Bill and Hillary, which will be a big boost for Obama.

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