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After a seemingly endless primary campaign, and now general election, one of the two "big events" (before the debates, of course) is finally here. Conventions can be boring, they can be exciting, they can be game changers. It remains to be seen what the Democratic National Convention will do for Barack Obama, and what next week's Republican one will do for John McCain.
It's unfortunate that the Republican Convention follows so immediately, because any "bounce" Obama might get will be difficult to measure. But, I'm confident that this week's festivities will be a little more exciting than McCain's bound-to-be more somber affair.
The big event tonight is Michelle Obama's speech. After getting a relentless thrashing from the right wing for months, it will be nice to hear from her. I hope she gets to thrash back. . .in a classy way, of course.
Obama will be 'extraordinary president,' his wife vows
Michelle Obama pledged to Americans and the world Monday that her husband Barack Obama would be an "extraordinary president" who would give all children the chance to realize their dreams. . .
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