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TIME's Carney, who attended, says Clinton's "rousing speech" galvanized an otherwise soporific DLC parlay and persuaded many moderate Democrats that the president would reposition himself to their liking. (Clinton antagonist McCurdy, Carney reports, was so enthusiastic that he said blurted out, "That's the Bill Clinton we've been waiting for" -- a remark that drew a momentary frown from the president, who had avoided directly criticizing McCurdy.) "Are they going to play it safe, or be bold in taking on the Republicans?" Carney asks. "The signal Clinton issued was that they're going to be bold and challenge them for the swing vote." BTW: White House officials tell Carney the president is planning a major public address on these issues for the middle of next week.Post your opinion on theWashingtonbulletin board.