The world’s most famous community organizer, faced with the task of unifying a somewhat divided party, did that and then some with one of the best speeches of his career (and that’s just what Republicans thought). You can watch the speech here. “There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president.” (I had no idea that Michelle Obama’s husband was such an accomplished speaker.)

+ “I’m a New Yorker. And I know a con when I see one.” While Obama gave the best speech of the evening, Michael Bloomberg may have given the most interesting in his case to other independents.

+ Trump, the day after his request that Russia hack until they find Hillary’s missing 33,000 emails: “I’m being sarcastic.” I actually believe that. But sarcasm rarely plays well on the international stage, and is better reserved for use in tweets and by hilarious news aggregators.