The Democratic convention finished with a bang. They needed to accomplish three things: bring unity between the Obama and Clinton delegates, define Obama as a candidate, and differentiate him from Republican John McCain. From my perspective, they accomplished all three of those matters.
Now we await the Republicans in St. Paul. They also need to accomplish three things: heal the rift between McCain and the ultraconservatives of the Republican Party, define McCain’s campaign agenda, and differentiate it from the Bush legacy. It will be interesting to see if they are successful in accomplishing these things