Tổng quát, đêm đại hội thứ 3 là một màn hấp dẫn của đảng DC, Biden là ngôi sao nhạc rock, Kaine là người công dân gương mẫu, chỉ có Obama là giữ nguyên phong cách trơn tuột, phong cách ông thầy chàng - hảng như xưa nay. Và như vậy chỉ khiến Trump được thêm phiếu bầu. Ối giời ôi.
He's not wrong about what he heard at the Republican Convention, and of course America is great. But his cavalier attitude toward the real and deep anxieties many feel just promotes the kind of suspicion that he lives in a different America than the rest of us -- great, maybe, for him, but not for everyone else.
He was responding to Trump's doom and gloom, but it's the wrong response.
The right response is not to dismiss the anger and fear as the figment of Trump's imagination. His positive patina on the American experience is a noble vision, but an unrelatable one. His attacks on Trump were effective, undoubtedly. But his baked-in smug and aloof criticisms didn't seem to take Trump seriously enough, nor his supporters nor the undecideds who are skeptical of Clinton.
In all, the night was a draw for Democrats. Biden was a rock star and Kaine was an everyman, but Obama was the same old dismissive, out-of-touch professor he's always been. And that might just get Trump elected. Help us all.