It wasn't but a week ago that Republicans were predicting that Bill Clinton hates President Obama and he would use his convention speech to praise himself (a la Chris Christie) while subtly digging Obama's grave as only Bubba can. Boy, were they wrong.
Clinton eviscerated Republicans without appearing mean, as only Bubba can. Republican pundits were reduced to blubbering pathetically that their side is toast, complaining that Bill talked too long and ad-libbed too much (as if suddenly teleprompters are a good thing), and whining that Bill didn't reference Dwight Eisenhower enough.
It is still too easy to overstate the effect of conventions but if Bill Clinton was Babe Ruth that would mean Paul Ryan is Mario Mendoza and Clint Eastwood is Max Patkin.