1. The Democrats, the party of secular atheists who think it is okay to crack open the skulls of children and suck out their brains while tearing them limb from limb, spent far more time during prime time television coverage talking about God and faith than the Republicans did last week.
2. The angry attacks on Donald Trump fall flat. But last night the Democrats started making him the butt of jokes. They laughed at him. That puts Trump on defense and bruises his ego. Trump is doing this because so many people laughed at him in the past. The GOP never laughed at Trump. If the Democrats want to take him on, they have to turn him away from being a brand and into a joke.
3. The center portion of Barack Obama’s speech about democracy and the people and the rule of law was the Republican response to Donald Trump.
4. The Democrats are going to keep pounding on Trump’s tax returns and it is going to be more effective than the GOP realizes. And once Trump finally is forced to release his tax returns, it will not end well for him.
5. Tim Kaine is not a great public speaker, but he came off with the “aw-shucks” manner that will endear him to a particular sort of people.
6. Hillary Clinton’s speech, which was already going to be inferior to President Obama’s, will be seen as even more inferior after his performance tonight.
7. Bloomberg? Meh.
8. If the Democrats think they are going to win 2016 on gun control, men in my daughter’s bathroom, and gay marriage, they are sorely mistaken. I cannot tell you the number of people who’ve watched this in the last few days who hate Trump, but have come away deciding they must vote for him to stop a radical cultural agenda.
9. They actually didn’t hate on America tonight. The President, Vice President, and others were entirely positive, which stands in stark contrast to last week in Cleveland. Oh, and sitting and former Presidents showed up to the Democratic Convention, unlike the Republican one.