I'm at Invesco, the lines are ridiculously long. I spent about an hour and a half on the floor without a floor credential, covering up my Hall credential with an American flag before my friends got me a Floor pass. I interviewed Jerry Nadler, who told me that whether Obama prosecutes the crimes of this past administration is an early test case for what his administration will be like. I also asked him about Glenn Greenwald and what is missing from this convention, namely a focus on habeas, torture, etc. Nadler is terrific, and his best guess is that those issues don't move voters. I'll have more on that soon, and hopefully my flip video captured most of the interview.
I also got good video from Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid, as well as Republican Senator Jon Kyl, and I'll be releasing that over the next few days. Stay tuned.
The general sense is that the convention has gotten better as it has gone on, from a listless start to a rollicking finish. Obama has a big task tonight in terms of his vision for the country. I spoke to a delegate from Florida who regaled me with her story of how her insurance company won't pay for her daughter's cancer treatment, and when we talked about Obama and how he may not be willing to take on the insurance companies the way she wants him to, she started crying. That is his burden, to take power from the selfish elites and improve everyone else's lives.
This is by far the coolest political convention I've ever attended. By far. The people are good-looking, fun, well-dressed, young, and they have style. Very different from 2004, or any state convention I've attended.
This is an open thread on tonight's speech.