The pundits have been critical of earlier Democratic National Convention speakers for not tearing down John McCain.
Obama, while being respectful to McCain, the man, has blistered McCain, the Republican candidate for president. Perhaps the other speakers were laying low to give Obama, the nice guy of the primaries, the opportunity to deliver the telling blows.
Perhaps the best line came when Obama referred to McCain's campaign pledge to follow Osama bin Laden to "the gates of hell. John McCain won't even follow him to the cave where he is hiding."