Artur Davis: Republicans have their "best week in four years"
Here's U.S. Rep. Artur Davis (D., AL-7), quoted at Bloomberg.com:
Republicans used their St. Paul, Minnesota, convention to focus attention on McCain's personal character and leadership qualities, and highlight his independence from President George W. Bush. The message was reinforced by the selection of Palin, who was presented as a reformer who fought oil companies and took on her party in Alaska.
This has allowed the Republicans to have "their best week in four years,'' said Representative Artur Davis, an Alabama Democrat. "McCain is the one Republican who could have been competitive this year because John McCain does his own brand independent of George Bush."