— There was lots of focus on Hillary, but Mark Warner was last night's keynoter: "Warner rebuked President Bush and GOP nominee-to-be John McCain, but his address was hardly a summons to political arms against them. He mentioned McCain's name only twice, and he said he'd learned in the cell phone business that made him millions that a strategy of tearing down the competition doesn't suffice."
The New York Daily News' Hinckley: "Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, the keynote speaker at a Democratic convention that has so far come down to two glowing stars, one revered warhorse and a lot of single-battery flashlights, exuded the quiet confidence of a man who wouldn't be surprised to find himself back at the same podium someday in a different situation."
Warner is the top story of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The Boston Globe's editorial board goes after cable news: "The best way to watch a political convention is on C-Span. That way Americans can make their own judgments unfiltered, without being told what to think by the nattering nabobs of TV commentary. The latest 'narrative' making its way around the Democratic convention here is that the Obama campaign hasn't learned the lesson of John Kerry's 2004 convention, in which the nominee failed to directly attack President Bush. CNN commentator Soledad O'Brien even asked late Monday night whether Michelle Obama's introductory speech shouldn't have been tougher on the Republicans. Of course, if the early days of the convention had presented a more negative tone, the talking heads would be complaining that the Democrats can only say what they are against, not what they are for."