Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) convention speech on Tuesday has earned praise from Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down How Obama can win back millions of Trump voters for Biden Biden taps Obama alums for high-level campaign positions: report MORE's blogging backers but skepticism from his critics. Tuesday's Alaska House primary results, which are still too close to call, have bloggers hoping that voters oust Rep. Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungHillicon Valley: Apple, Google launch virus tracing system | Republican says panel should no longer use Zoom | Lawmakers introduce bill to expand telehealth House lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to expand telehealth services Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis MORE (R).


Only Clinton could have united the Democrats behind Obama, and she did it with her speech, writes Taylor Marsh. The speech was "powerful" because it built upon themes as it went on, writes TalkingPointsMemo's Josh Marshall, who doubts Clinton could have given such an address before she ran for president. Clinton's mission was straightforward -- to embrace Obama and attack John McCainJohn Sidney McCainJuan Williams: Time for boldness from Biden Democrats lead in three battleground Senate races: poll Republican Scott Taylor wins Virginia primary, to face Elaine Luria in rematch MORE -- and she made clear she would accomplish it with her first lines, writes The Plank's Jonathan Cohn.


But Clinton said little about Obama's excellence, which makes The Corner's Victor Davis Hanson think that she's looking ahead to 2012, when she herself can take on President McCain. Clinton didn't talk about Obama in personal terms and did little to back him aside from telling her supporters to do so, writes Carol Platt Liebau at Townhall.com. Judging by the Clintons' actions, particularly former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonPoll finds Biden with narrow lead over Trump in Missouri Trump's mark on federal courts could last decades Obama, Clinton join virtual celebration for Negro Leagues MORE's likely decision not to attend Obama's nomination acceptance speech, they still don