Bubba and Obama will never be part of the same old boys club despite all the statements about their "easy rapport" and "strong" relationship from the White House spokespersons. They are far too different as men and in the baggage of history they each carry.
At the DNC, Bill Clinton restated his successful ideological hybrid of social progressivism, cultural moderation and fiscal responsibility. Barack Obama affirmed these same center-left themes. Let's compare the two speeches.
It appears the Democratic Party's convention in Charlotte produced a better one for Obama. As history has shown, the bounces don't matter very much -- Dukakis, Kerry and McCain each got substantial bounces after their conventions. You know the rest.