"I believe in recycling, but this is ridiculous!"

I refer of course, to rolling out Al Gore yet again.

Speaking objectively (and recall I did compliment Bill Clinton on his presentation and perspective in his speech), Gore's delivery was absolutely atrocious. He rushed through the script, killing even the jokes and applause lines. It was terrible.

What surprised me more though, was Gore admitting that the contest between McCain and Obama was close! Not exactly setting up Obama to close out the convention on a note of confidence. And he returned to this theme later in his speech, saying that the election was not close amongst young voters, who he said had been strongly attracted to Obama (he directly addressed the massive crowd on hand).

More on Obama's speech later.