5. Twitter Reaction — Twitter was on fire last night! There were more than 3 million tweets about the DNC in the opening night alone. In comparison with the RNC, there were about 4 million tweets spread across its entire three days. Many of the tweets were in support of First Lady Michelle Obama.
The most tweeted line of her speech came when she said, “We’ve got so much more to do.” Her second place phrase — “living the American Dream” — generated 21,577 tweets-per-minute and “how hard you work matters” was the third-most-tweeted phrase. The First Lady’s speech even scored better than President Obama’s last State of the Union address. Keynote speaker Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, also registered a strong Twitter response.
4. Ted Kennedy Returns and Mocks Mitt Romney
In a politically savvy move, Democrats on Tuesday used clips from Mitt Rommey’s losing 1994 campaign for Senate against the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) in a moving video tribute to Kennedy, who served nearly five decades in the Senate.
Clips shown during the first night of the Democratic National Convention included Romney’s now infamous reiteration of his pro-choice position, in which he assured voters, “You will not see me wavering on that.” More recently, as he pursued national office, Romney has reversed himself on abortion rights, and is now firmly anti-abortion. (Huffington Post)
3. Keynote Speaker Julian Castro — He made history being the first Latino ever to deliver a keynote address. The
San Antonio Mayor gavean awesome speech making it a turning point in his career.
He said, ”My grandmother didn’t live to see us begin our lives in public service. But she probably would’ve thought it extraordinary that just two generations after she arrived in San Antonio, one grandson would be the mayor and the other would be on his way — the good people of San Antonio willing — to the United States Congress,” Castro said in his speech, talking about his twin brother.
“My family’s story isn’t special. What’s special is the America that makes our story possible. “Ours is a nation like no other — a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation … no matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward.”
2. FLOTUS Speech– Anyone who watched our amazing First Lady give her speech last night can agree she hit it out the park. Her key point wasThey know all about the American Dream first hand because they both lived it.
“Today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are — it reveals who you are.
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1. FLOTUS Speech Closing
The most memorable parts of any movie, book or speech are usually the beginning and the end. When the first lady choked up at the end of her convention speech while talking about her children, there were many who misted up along with her — surely including some who may not support her husband’s policies, but who nevertheless felt a connection with the mom-in-chief tonight. (The Root)