Thomas Oliphant, at the Boston Globe:

“Kerry essentially blew an opportunity ”

Blogger This Liberal

“All in all, Kerry didn’t do what he needed to. He is still likely get a bounce, but it’ll be gone fast.”

Newly Minted Liberal Andrew Sullivan:

“…what an arrogant jerk.”

The New Republic’s Larry Kaplan, basicly fisks the entire speech, as well as Kerry himself.

I’ve gone over hundreds of leftist reactions, and they all end up basicly the same; Kerry fell well short of their expectations. The conclusion is inescapable… the Democrats coming away from their convention are more divided now than 4 days ago when the convention kicked off.

The sense of gloom and doom on that side of the street is palpable.