Quote of the Day:
“This was in many ways his swan song.”
— Jake Tapper, on CNN, on VP Joe Biden.
President Obama speech fallout
“Obama speech was rock solid. It turns out he’s a good orator. Dems know how to put on a good show. #DemsInPhilly #DNCinPHL” — “The Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur.
“ObamA+ speech.” — The Atlantic‘s Ron Fournier.
“This Obama speech is a great one.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.
“Take about five paragraphs out of that Obama speech and it could have been a Reagan speech. Trust me. I know.” — John Podhoretz, former President Ronald Reagan speechwriter and editor, Commentary Mag.
“Jesus God even Jeffrey Lord said that Obama speech was good.” — Fusion senior editor Adam Weinstein. (Lord is a Trump surrogate on CNN.)
Daily Mail editor hoped Trump would be boring in Toledo
“Don’t tempt fate. if he stays boring, I don’t have to write on the plane.” — Daily Mail’s David Martosko, who described it like this: “I get the impression Trump is tired of making news today. Toledo speech is a greatest-hits stumpy-stump so far.”
Ex-Jeb Bush aide deeply laments the GOP
“Will a Trump apologist explain to me why an 18 yo watching the conventions would want to be a Republican? We’re giving away a generation.” — Tim Miller, co-founder America Rising, ex-Jeb Bush communications aide.
EMBARRASSING: Even police take selfies
“Also I just saw a Philly cop taking a selfie with a horse. Everybody’s living the dream #DemsInPhilly.” — Erica Martinson, Washington correspondent, Alaska Dispatch News.
Journos are insane for Joe Biden
“What have we done to deserve the greatness that Joe Biden embodies?” — Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner.
“That was vintage Joe Biden.” — David Axelrod, on CNN.
“The quotes and soundbites of our time will be far more bland after Jan. when this guy takes his leave from office.” — Jeff Zeleny, CNN on Biden.
“SO TIRED.” — Amy Walter, national editor, Cook Political Report.
Editor: The DNC is so much better than the RNC
“Standing room only at Dem National Convention, unlike RNC in Cleveland where there were many empty seats.” — Dan Morain, editorial page editor, Sacramento Bee.
Back to praise for Joe Biden…
“Biden may be the biggest human obstacle to Trump’s win-all-the-white-guys strategy.” — Alex Burns, NYT.
“Biden is effective.” — Charles C.W. Cooke, editor, NationalReviewOnline.
“Joe Biden really was the perfect veep.” — Jason Cherkis, HuffPost.
“Biden is going to put the accelerator through the goddamn floor of his Trans Am later tonight.” — Craig Silverman, editor, BuzzFeed Canada.
“Well that was probably the best Joe Biden speech I’ve ever seen.” — Kira Lerner, ThinkProgress.
Donald Trump is insane
“Bloomberg concludes with an implied shot at Trump not in his text: ‘Let’s elect a sane, competent person with international experience.'” — Carl Leubsdorf, Washington columnist, Dallas Morning News.
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