If you recall, the Republicans used that first Convention night to allow their Republican Governors to boast about the great job they had done in their states. None of them really had much to say about Romney and seemed to be selling their Party instead of their Presidential candidate. Each of them were sure to continue the lies about Obama's out of context words, his supposed $716 Billion medicare theft and their belief that he is taking the work requirement out of welfare. One was left with the impression that Republicans are pessimistic, boastful liars.
This night the Democrats showed they are the intelligent, honest and in-touch Party. Each speaker had positive messages and all focused on the capabilities, experience and accomplishments of President Barack Obama.
They personalized Obama-Care, showing how much it meant to a real person whose child needed multiple operations on her heart. The operations were so expensive that at six months old, the child would have used nearly half of her lifetime insurance cap if it weren't for Obama-Care eliminating the lifetime cap limitation. With another heart operation due in the months after the election she worried because if Romney repealed Obama-Care, she didn't know what she would do.
Democrats fought back against the lies that the Republicans have been telling and attacked Romney's business affairs for having off-shore accounts, not investing in America and for not being transparent with his taxes.
All of the speakers did an excellent job. Two in particular were especially inspiring.
Deval Patrick has been the Governor of Massachusetts since Mitt Romney left the office. Patrick brought out the failures of Mitt Romney as a Governor of his state and energized the base with emotionally charged language that supported President Obama and emphasized his accomplishments. It was the most powerful speech of the night.
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Michele Obama gave a very touching explanation of her history and life with President Obama. Her story showed the close connection that she and President Obama have with the middle-class. She explained how his life experiences are what motivate him to help the middle-class. You could see from the audience reaction that she really had an emotional connection with them.
Judging from this first night, the Democratic Convention should give President Obama a big boost in the public opinion polls. I think I just witnessed the beginning of the end of Mitt Romney's political career.