John Judis claims Obama's speech was just what the doctor ordered, hitting on change, American promise, and the idea of "one America."
Jonathan Chait thinks Obama successfully tapped into themes of patriotism and unity, and "inoculated" himself against the attacks from McCain's camp.
Jonathan Cohn compares Obama's nomination acceptance to his 2004 convention keynote address.
Noam Scheiber was struck by how self-aware and strategically sound his speech was.
Robert Gordon and James Kvaal discuss how Obama's speech reinforces the fact that he is impossible to pigeonhole ideologically.
Franklin Foer looks at the merits of going first and how this speech just made McCain's job a lot harder.
Derek Chollet commends Obama's "staunch" brand of patriotism and his display of confidence regarding national security.