I may not be one of the Convention Bloggers, but here's what I'm hearing about Senator John Edwards's preparations for his Big Speech. (By the way, can anyone convince me that the convention bloggers are producing anything of lasting interest?)
Here's the word from Boston:
Senator Edwards is spending the day secluded in his hotel suite at the Park Plaza Hotel. His voice is still a little strained.
Edwards's speech, which he's been working on since the day he was named as Kerry's running mate, is complete. He wrote it himself, then worked with speechwriters to shape it into the final version. It's about 20 minutes in duration -- but will be longer with applause.
Edwards camp sources say the speech won't focus on attacking Bush or what's wrong with his administration. "It will be almost entirely positive," they say. Senator Edwards isn't expected to mention Bush or Cheney by name -- although he may well allude to them.
He will talk, as he did throughout the primaries, of the problems of "two Americas" -- and talk about how to form "one America."