The theme of the Democratic convention was "Stronger Together," and the final day of the convention -- and Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech -- proved the point.
The speech itself? Clinton remains a second-rate orator, perhaps the equal of several previous nominees such as George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, as well as Mitt Romney, Bob Dole and Michael Dukakis. Her speech, like those delivered by all those men, was good enough.
What she lacks in skills, however, and what the speech lacked at time in craft, was more than made up for by the rest of the room, the pageantry and the historic occasion. Those who love her almost certainly loved it, and will be motivated to work harder (or donate more) for her cause. Those who hate her weren't watching anyway.
There were plenty of well-written and well-delivered bits. And most voters see and hear the sound bites (and will see and hear them over and over), not the whole thing.