Just a couple thoughts, and then this can also be an open thread if anyone wants to comment during the convention. As I have the last couple nights, I'll be posting over at PP after they close up, and then most likely have further thoughts here after that. Oh, and I'll still be tweeting.
A couple things as the convention was just gaveled into order...
1. Kudos to the Democrats for doing the full roll call. Best moment: they passed to Ohio to put Barack Obama over the top. Because, you know, that's the thing that's really going to swing the general election. Especially since instead of doing it normally this afternoon or yesterday afternoon, they did it after Bill Clinton's speech last night, which as everyone knows ran a wee bit late. Also, it meant that I was trying to write my post-speech items during the roll call, and I got distracted and didn't hear whether South Dakota mentioned the Corn Palace or not. I did finished a bit before they did, and discovered when I looked up that the arena was practically empty by the time they got to Wyoming. So better to do it than not, but not exactly the best ever. Clear edge for GOP on that one.
2. As I check today's schedule, I notice that the most urgent choice they should make is to pre-emptively bump James Taylor from the schedule because they might run behind schedule later.
3. Oops. I'm writing this so slowly that he's already out on stage. I guess that nails down the PBS pledge break volunteers vote. Three songs? Weren't the guys from Tap available?
4. Anyway: if the Democrats asked me, my advice for the Joe Biden speech would be to have a foreign policy focus, and go as substantive and wonkish as possible -- bookending the Clinton focus on mostly domestic policy, and contrasting with the Republican ticket's historic lack of foreign policy and national security credentials.
So that's what I have for now. Oh, and apparently Gabby Giffords is doing the Pledge tonight, and Gabby Douglas did it yesterday. No idea who did it Tuesday -- who is the third-most-beloved Gabby, anyway?