Run DNC: First Night of Convention Sets The Tone For a Promising Week.
The DNC kicked off last night with some fiery, impassioned speeches that focused on government doing right by Americans, rather than Americans doing for the corporate world. While there were certainly some half truths and political cherry picking, blatant lying such as what we saw last week does not seem to be on the agenda.
The best of the best from last night comes in a four pack: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro dazzled with an effective but not overly partisan criticism of Mitt Romney. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick fired up the crowd with his show us your backbone speech. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland lobbed several crowd pleasing cannonballs at the GOP, my favorite being this: “If Mitt Romney was Santa Claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves.”
The fourth and brightest star of last nights activities was Michelle Obama. Her speech touched on humble beginnings and hard work, as well as doing right by others. It was the antithesis of the message conveyed so far from an overly increasing elitist, out of touch GOP. Hopefully, the rest of the convention is as positive as last night, and hopefully, there will be no verbal attacks on inanimate objects. Although, I find it hard tell the difference between Mitt and my living room furniture, other than the fact that my furniture has colors other than white.