Bill Clinton has made the case for Barack Obama better than anybody else at the Democratic Convention, Peggy Noonan writes in the Wall Street Journal. "Crazy, red-faced Rageholic" Bill was absent and in his place was a masterful statesman, who delivered a "great tee-up" up for Obama's acceptance speech tonight, where the choice of an outdoor venue could prove risky, Noonan notes.
Noonan's highlights of the convention so far:
- Hillary Clinton making the best speech of her career;
- Ted Kennedy's speech—a "masterpiece of generosity;"
- Ted Strickland of Ohio's riff on the old 1988 joke that George H. W. Bush was "born on third and thought he hit a triple." Strickland quipped that George Jr. "was born on third and then stole second."