I learned from Mark Warner that America during the Reagan administration was a time of great hope for those wishing to make a mark in the business world.
Mark Warner also taught me that the failed policies of Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter are not the model of America's future, even though the purpose of his speech was to promote Obama's visions of just such policies.
I learned that the Democratic National Convention, which so often turns out a future superstar for their party, will not do so this year. At least it will not be the former Governor of Virginia.
Hillary followed her game plan for 2012 perfectly. She is the consummate politician, having learned from last century's master. Did she really mean all that? I doubt it, but it was called for and she knew it.
If James Carville considered the opening evening to be a wasted opportunity, he must surely think even less of the second evening.
My education continues...