A reader writes:
I was an enthusiastic supporter of Obama in the primaries, but my ardor had cooled after he wrapped up the nomination, in no small part because I thought he was caving a little too readily on issues that mattered -- offshore drilling, FISA, etc. This speech reminded me why I was so enthusiastic about him to begin with. It made me get out my visa card and donate again. I'm also planning to be on the phones again, harassing the good people of VA, since my vote in DC won't matter. So I wouldn't underestimate the impact on people who had tuned out because of primary fatigue and are now, well, fired up and ready to go!