After an emotional speech by an ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the face of the Democratic Party shifted on Monday night to a new generation of leaders, as Michelle Obama opened the Democratic National Convention with a tribute to her husband and a call to the country to listen "to our hopes instead of our fears," and "to stop doubting and to start dreaming."Howie P.S.: Extended remarks and punditry from the WaPo's Dan Balz: "A Portrait of the Candidate, but Dots Left to Connect."
Wolfson made it clear that he thinks it is Obama who needs to make amends.
"Senator Obama would go a long way towards healing these wounds if he were to specifically praise the accomplishments of the Clinton presidency in a line or two during his speech on Thursday," he concluded. "That should be painless."