Tonight, America will finally see what the fuss was all about.
The way Gore and the Clintons spoke in their respective self-deprecating manner last night, it wouldn't surprise us one bit if we get a staged "YEEEAAAHH" out of Howard Dean. But if tonight's speech is anything like the speeches he gave while he was campaigning, it'll mark the first time for many that they see the man soloing and doing what he did best - give the party base its backbone.
For that alone, Howard Dean should get a standing O when he takes the stage.
And it'll be just a part of what looks like a stellar night which includes Barack Obama, Teresa Heinz Kerry and Ron Reagan.
If last night is any indication, it's all coming together better than we imagined.