"DNC Lacking Same Delusional Magic It Had In 2008"
"While it’s an honor to be here, I have to say the mood on the floor just doesn’t have that same exhilarating spark of runaway optimism and absolute detachment from reality that was so thrilling back in 2008," said Illinois delegate Erin Carol, referring to the last DNC, in which a record number of supporters came together as one under completely illusory ideals of hope and change. “I still support the president, of course, but admittedly I don’t quite feel as though I’m being caught up in this big, stirring wave of entirely imaginary progress the way I did four years ago.”
"Hopefully at some point the convention will start to recapture that old enchanting and utterly deceptive feeling that America is on the cusp of a better and brighter tomorrow," Carol added.
Actually, the DNCon was a lot slicker than the RNCon and the Big Dog still has it, even if you don't believe a word of it. Personally, I thought Obama's speech was a laundry list and Michelle's was a Hallmark Card, but I'm not their target audience anyhow.
So, Obama gets a bounce. FWIW, I think Obama's a lock and the only reason it's close is that the press, the consultants, the pollsters both parties, and all the activists have the incentive to keep the "interest" and "excitement" up.
The nice thing about Obama being a lock is that unless you live in a swing county of a swing state, you can vote for Jill Stein (and mention to your conservative friends that they might consider voting for Gary Johnson). Kill two weasels with one stone!