MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

John Sununu questions cost of Michelle Obama’s dress
Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu has cast himself in "an unlikely role," Suzi Parker writes at She the People.

Conservative groups not spending money in Pennsylvania — or Michigan?
HotAir's Allahpundit pushes back on reports conservative groups are backing off two battleground states.

Did Cory Booker hint at potential New Jersey governor bid?
The Note's Arlette Saenz thinks the Newark mayor might be considering challenging GOP favorite Chris Christie.

How to spot a winning candidate in two clouds
The Daily Kos's Kaili Joy Gray critiques the word clouds generated by the keynote speakers at the GOP and Democratic conventions.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Star-studded final night ahead at Democratic National Convention
The stars were out in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday night, The Hill's Jonathan Easley reports.

Obama to invoke Roosevelt in asking voters for reelection
The president referred to Franklin Roosevelt — the last sitting president to win reelection with employment over 8 percent — in his speech to the Democratic National Convention, The Hill's Amie Parnes reports.