When he started like this:
and followed it with the "I was born in the West Wing", I thought he was toast. Fortunately his address improved. I'd give him a strong "B" though I can't say that I was either moved or inspired by any aspect of it as I had been earlier by Wes Clark's performance. However, I'd have to admit that likely had as much or more to do with the fact that I believed (and still do) he was our brightest presidential hope - I grieve the loss of that promise. However, Kerry's daughters shoulda made Daddy proud. If people view him through a softer filter, it's not because of his performance but because of theirs.