Of course I thought the pitch for President Obama was fanastic, but as a political junkie, this was like watching a great master at work — arguably the greatest or second greatest living American politician in his element.
One of my ongoing political gripes with the Obama administration is its inability to sell its successes. Bill Clinton accomplished not only a virtuoso pitch for the Obama record, but also a primer for the Obama team about how specifically — number by wonky number — to pitch itself to Americans across the political spectrum.
CNN Republican analyst Alex Castellanos declared via Twitter: “Clinton speech = a major league pitcher effortlessly throwing strikes… from center field.” Later on CNN, Castellanos said, “This will be the moment that probably re-elected Barack Obama.”
I wouldn’t go that far, but I have a feeling a lot of conservatives are scratching their heads this morning wondering how Mitt Romney can ever gain an advantage over this Obama team. So far, they’re unstoppable. Four years ago, McCain resorted to Palin to resuscitate his chances. Mitt Romney has very few cards to play. And President Obama hasn’t even delivered his address yet.