The first two days of the Democratic National Convention have been strong. Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Bernie Sanders, the Mothers of the Movement, a sweetly personal Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama. Remember how great Michelle Obama was? So what can the DNC possibly pull out of its hat that won’t feel like a letdown?
How about President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden? Yeah, those guys should make for an exciting night. Also, vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine will be speaking, after getting good reviews for his first campaign event with Hillary Clinton last weekend.
Of course, that’s not the full schedule, but the full schedule is a subject on which the DNC website has been frustratingly vague each and every day. CNN reports that:
Clinton will get a shot of independent credibility from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will denounce Trump and make his case for Clinton.
But Bloomberg is clearly there to talk about gun laws, and he’s part of a broader theme for the night:
The party is also poised to double down on Clinton’s push to enact tough new gun control laws by featuring families of the victims of the recent Orlando nightclub shooting; the daughter of the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, who was shot dead in a 2012 shooting; and astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the victim of a 2011 assassination attempt.
Two survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting are also slated to speak.
We’re in for another strong—if terribly sad—evening making the case for Hillary Clinton, in other words.