Live blog of the most anticipated convention speech in our lifetimes. http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=5af59d4052/height=550/width=470
Anderson Cooper, CNN: "The excitement here is palpable." Shep Smith, Fox: "I have never been so excited about speech in my life. I can't wait." Chris Wallace, Fox: "Oh, this is big, I'm excited, and that doesn't happen at conventions very often."
I feel like I did at 4:30 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday in 2000: one hour before the Rammies kicked off against the Titans.
The left expect her, apparently, to throw up on the podium, rip off her dress, and do a pole dance with a bear skin rug. Talk about lowering expectations.
For my part, I think she needs to stay away from direct attacks on the media. Side glances at the left in general and Barack Obama in particular.
She does not have to hit a "home run." Expectations are lower than whale waste. She has to simply be competent, human, ruggedly feminine, and likable.
My fingers are crossed.