From TPM Reader AL …
With regards to reader ML’s comments on the convention:
I only have the 2004 and 2008 conventions to compare it to, and so far the democrats seem almost super-humanly organized on messaging. Every speech is hitting some kind of trifecta of explaining the party goals in philosophical terms, boasting of Obama’s policy achievements to move towards them, and taking a hit at Romney for having the opposite position.
The closest comparison, with most things this cycle, is the reverse-2004 analogy, where the RNC was a combination of love for Bush’s heroism and disgust at Kerry’s weakness. It seems like the Democrats at taking that level of discipline to another level, hitting across the entire spectrum of economic policy.
However accomplished, the structural consistency in speech-writing is amazing.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.