So far, the reaction to the speech seems to be breaking down along partisan lines  - which makes me mistrust my own "it was a letdown" response, but ought to make Obamaphiles mistrust their enthusiasm. I think Peggy Noonan's tempered but ultimately negative take is the best thing I've read so far; I also think she's right to say that we won't be able to judge the speech's effectiveness for days or weeks, as the impact of this convention, and next week's GOP rebuttal, slowly sinks in.

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