Midway through the Democratic Convention

Aug 27, 2008

Clinton gave a great speech. Lots of commentators say that it hurt the Republicans.

But they’re wrong; this was a tactical victory, not a strategic one.

The Republicans won the last two days… the meta narrative was about Democratic unity, and not about the Democrats’ agenda or their critiques of McCain.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.