Hillary Clinton gave a workmanlike speech tonight. She checked the boxes. However, the message many will hear is that her sisterhood of the traveling pants didn't make it this time and was wronged. But keep going, Senator Clinton told her coalition of supporters, and we will make it someday.
At least one Democratic delegate interviewed by CNN after Senator Clinton spoke said Clinton's remarks proved she was denied the nomination because of her gender. That's the speech she heard in the convention hall. The sisterhood of the traveling pants may not be ready to embrace Obama just yet.
If had to title this speech, I would call it Clinton's "Lesser of Two Evils" speech.
She gave all the reasons she ran for president and then said if you believe in those, vote for the Democratic nominee.
Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Speaking of ringing, she said nothing about the questions she has raised about Obama's preparedness to be president.
It's 3 a.m. and that phone is still ringing.