The absolute highlight of Obama’s speech last night had nothing whatever to do with his speech. It was Bobby Jindal – the rising superstar of the Republican party – falling so flat on his face that it ceased to be funny and started to make you feel sorry for the guy.
It was abominable. Jaw droppingly so. These are moments when we sometimes see rising stars assert themselves. Jindal’s moment was a shooting star trailing off if anything.
Pure schadenfreude heaven. David Brooks makes it clear what a disaster this was for the Republican Party: