Sometime between 10 and 10:30 p.m. tonight Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte in what is being billed as one of the highlights of this year's Democratic National Convention.
In recent days, the New Yorker, Newsweek and now Maureen Dowd in the New York Times have written extensively about the relationship between the current Democratic president (Barack Obama) and the last one (Clinton).
You might remember after the bitter 2008 nominating contest between Obama and Hillary Clinton, similar articles were written leading up to Clinton's speech at the DNC in Denver. And what happened? Clinton hit it out of the ballpark. Anyone think it will be any different tonight?
This will be the Big Dog's 7th consecutive Democratic Convention where he's had a speaking role, invoking memories for me of the infamous walk leading up to the dais at the 2000 DNC in L.A.
As far as last night's convention goes - an interesting show, but I'm just now getting my hearing back after enduring Ted Strickland's speech.....
Cory Booker was particularly intense earlier in the evening. The Newark, New Jersey Mayor will be in Tampa later this month to speak at the Hillsborough County Democratic Party's big Kennedy-King dinner.
Actually, President Obama will be in Pinellas County Saturday morning. You must have a ticket to see the Commander in Chief. They'll be distributed later today at a variety of locations.
Charlie Crist will speak in Charlotte tomorrow night. Meanwhile as all indications are that at some point in the next year he'll challenge Rick Scott for governor (if he can survive a Democratic primary), the Republican Party of Florida appears to becoming unhinged at the prospect.