"I am a convicted Democrat!"
Most of Clinton's speech, though, is amazingly fresh and compelling, especially after hearing so much Kerry and Bush. Clinton's reemergence as an author will draw a lot of attention away from Kerry and from everybody else, and from current events to the events of the 1990s. I'm not complaining. Let the best speaker be heard. Presumably, he will try to help Kerry, but his appeal is so dramatically stronger than Kerry's that it's hard to predict how well that will work.