My own take on President Obama’s big speech last night was that it was neither overwhelming nor underwhelming. I’d say it was just plain whelming.
That judgement roughly matches the aggregate of pundit reaction, as we see HERE:
Pundits had a mixed reaction to President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. Overall, the rapturous reception given to Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton was left at the media doorstep.
Most agreed that, rhetorically, Obama delivered a solid speech, saying that it was typical of the president’s strong oratorical skills. Not surprisingly, MSNBC was home to some of the ...