There was no talk of "how." That will be left to those later in the week, including her husband, who will lay out the policy prescriptions for job creation and deficit reduction and the roadmap to a vibrant economic future. This was a speech about "why."
Charlotte, N.C., has many things in store for convention attendees. But between item restrictions, free-speech zones, airport-style security and the militarization of convention police, Charlotte will have many other things in store for those willing to disagree.
I've been attending conventions since 1964, when as a student I smuggled floor passes to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party insurgents in Atlantic City. And I've never seen anything as well choreographed and unified as night one of the 2012 convention.