I forgot (did we all?) what it means for Bill Clinton to give a speech: it is thorough, it is galvanizing, it hits every point articulately and even poignantly (points: torture, Katrina, cronyism, the most unequal America since the '20s...), and importantly, you forget that some of the points are reversals; but most of all: it doesn't really sound like speechifying, it seems like he's having a conversation with us. What a consumate actor. For all my Clinton reservations, I found myself lining right up behind him like a child -- even though I was already right there behind Barack Obama. Weird. If you missed it you can watch Bill's convention speech here.