The ABC political team, whom you may remember from such hits as "running a god-awful debate earlier this year," was chatting it up with Matthew Dowd in anticipation of Hillary's speech tonight. Dowd is a consultant who worked with Bush-Cheney 04. He, of course, did not like last night's events, and not just because he can't appreciate Ted Kennedy speaking despite his brain cancer diagnosis and Michelle Obama having a nice moment with her family. No, the problem with Monday night was that the Democrats didn't have a unified message yet.
Dowd says: "If you have multiple messages, you have no message."
No one, nowhere, has ever put the decline of public discourse quite so perfectly as that political consultant just did.