It’s been a long week, and the fireworks after Barack Obama’s speech at Invesco Field brought a welcome sense of closure.
I’m one of those people who need time to process a major speech before responding to it, so I’ll turn the task over for now to Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny of the NY Times:
“DENVER — Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party presidential nomination tonight, declaring that the “American promise has been threatened” by eight years under President Bush and that John McCain represented a continuation of policies that undermined the nation’s economy and imperiled its standing around the world.
“The speech by Senator Obama of Illinois — in front of an audience of nearly 80,000 people on a warm night in a football stadium refashioned into a vast political stage for television viewers — left little doubt of how he intended to press his campaign against Mr. McCain this fall. And he linked Mr. McCain to what he described as the “failed presidency of George W. Bush” in cutting language that seemed intended to reassure nervous Democrats that he had the spine to take on what has proven this summer to be a scrappy Republican opponent.”