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Denver Dispatches – Biden’s Task

By James Crabtree  

With something approaching closure behind it, the Democratic Convention proper begins today. Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was simultaneously impressive and uninteresting. Not creating interest was its job, and it succeeded. No hint of being less than 100% loyal. No thinly or thickly veiled jibes about who the real choice should have been. No hostages to talk show talking points. As a result this morning’s front pages all speak of unity. Job Done.

And yet the sense that this convention hasn’t moved beyond third gear remains. On the one hand all of the speeches that matter – Teddy Kennedy, Michelle…

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