Charles Krauthammer seems to think Bill Clinton's speech last night was Custian -- as in Jack Cust, the former Athletic who struck out 41% of the time during the 2008 season.
Krauthammer, on Fox News:
"I think it was a giant swing and a miss. Might Casey -- and Bill Clinton is a natural -- struck out on this. I don't think it will move the needle whatsoever.
Look, it had all the classic Clinton elements: it was engaging, it was humorous, in some cases it was generous.... but on the other hand, it was also vintage Clinton in that it was sprawling, undisciplined, and truly self indulgent.
This was one of the strangest nomination speeches, I think, ever given."
I wouldn't call it a swing-and-a-miss, but I also certainly don't think it (or its future version on the stump) will clinch the presidency for Obama.
Remember, it's been twelve years since Clinton left the presidency and twenty years since he was first elected. For as much as voters admire Clinton, he's not exactly the most relevant figure, and he's not Obama. The current president is on the ballot; not one who left office over a decade ago.