Here's what to watch at the Democratic National Convention tonight, Politico reports:
- Ted Kennedy, still recovering from surgery, "is definitely speaking tonight," one Dem said, and plans a memorable torch-passing to Barack Obama.
- Michelle Obama will try to sell herself as a strong but inoffensive first lady; whether America buys it may determine how she is used on the trail.
- Patriotism—will it be overkill? Organizers have dubbed Obama's life "A Very American Story" and lined up Republican ex-lawmaker Jim Leach to battle accusations of Obama's "otherness."
- Hillary Clinton's 1,800-plus supporters will be there, but their behavior remains to be seen. Clinton has cut a deal to sway their votes to Obama, but will they sneer or be stoic?
- Jesse Jackson won't speak tonight, but he'll be there—and with the tension between him and Obama, he's likely worth watching.