I am getting a lot of speculation about what will happen next in the story. Some is quite amusing and some has it pegged to a T. Very interesting.
Not a whole lot to say about this chapter. It's relatively short, but it sets up some future chapters. I can anticipate one comment I know I am going to get - Does the Presidential candidate really want the Vice Presidential candidate to be such a good speaker at the convention? Doesn't that detract from his own performance?
The answer is No. He wants every speaker to be great, for several reasons. First, if everybody else is good, the pressure is less that he has to be great. Second, if the VP candidate nails it, the Presidential candidate looks wise and statesmanlike for picking the VP. Third, an exciting and well run convention can boost donations and poll numbers significantly. Bush ran good and well organized conventions both times. McCain's was good. Obama's were better. Romney's wasn't good. These are just my opinions, but it shows there are good conventions and bad ones.