So for the penultimate time, I’m taking a blogging break before returning tonight for convention live-blogging. And tonight, of course, I’m looking forward greatly to Bill Clinton’s speech placing Obama’s name in nomination. Could be and should be a real barnburner. See you back later.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.