Palin managed to walk out on stage without tripping over her high heels and didn't have bear grease in her hair, so the media--led by the NYT--are rapturous over her speech. In my admittedly partisan view, she delivered a series of lines written for her, rather than a seamless speech. Some of the attack lines were good, there's no question about it. But I thought they were directed in a defensive, hectoring tone that had no warmth.
Indeed, it's now clear, even before McCain's speech tonight, that the campaign is going to be Obama and Biden's warmth, optimism and hope for the future against the Republicans' defense of the status quo. I'm glad to be on the side that looks to a brighter day ahead.