Tonight, the Democrats opened their convention. Here's a stack of videos from just some of the speakers, including the First Lady, keynoter Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, DGA chairman and Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland, and congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth. (The last I've included because it was a heck of a speech - and, well, I'm working for her campaign. Personal privilege and all that.)
Michelle Obama: “Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it. And he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love.”
Julian Castro: “Of all the fictions we heard last week in Tampa, the one I find most troubling is this: If we all just go our own way, our nation will be stronger for it. Because if we sever the threads that connect us, the only people who will go far are those who are already ahead. We all understand that freedom isn’t free. What Romney and Ryan don’t understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.”
Martin O'Malley: "Instead of investing in America, they hide their money in Swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to China! Swiss bank accounts never built an American bridge. Swiss bank accounts don't put cops on the beat or teachers in our classrooms. Swiss bank accounts never created American jobs!"
Tammy Duckworth: "And even though [my crew] were wounded themselves and insurgents were nearby, they refused to leave a fallen comrade behind. Their heroism is why I'm alive today. ... [This election's] about whether we will do for our fellow Americans what my crew did for me; whether we'll look out for the hardest hit and the disabled; whether we'll pull together in a time of need; whether we'll refuse to give up until the job is done."