This might shock you, but I actually enjoyed tonight. Bill Clinton helped get things going with a typically strong speech, and then John Kerry actually, really, and completely kicked ass. He ripped into McCain, and was very clear in his attacks. Either he was a lot better as a speaker tonight than he was during the campaign four years ago, or we are not giving him credit for being a strong candidate. (The latter is actually quite possible, given that Kerry outperformed the national Democratic House vote in 2004.)
Beau Biden did a good job introducing his father, although I wasn't quite as blown away by it as the pundits and the people I was watching with. Joe Biden lacked poetry, but he really, really hammered McCain. Given that is what I have hoped to hear from Democrats for so long during this campaign, it was great to hear. He seems to be every bit of the attack dog that we had hoped for when the short list became clear.
Pretty good stuff. I'm still not feeling a big bounce awaits, but if all goes well tomorrow, then it should be a decent one. For once, on Friday morning, I won't be afraid to see the tracking poll updates. Remember--tomorrow's tracking polls will not reflect tonight, but rather last night.