Tuesday at the DNC: Michelle Obama, Julian Castro, Martin O'Malley, Tammy Duckworth, and more...

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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."

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    Full disclosure: My firm built Tammy Duckworth's campaign website. I speak only for myself.

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    And, it is so exciting to be a part of the Oregon delegation.

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    Michelle Obama articulated what the Democratic Party is all about. Her moving speech was not just about Barack but decribed a blue-print for all Democrats to follow in the next two months. Our task is clear, and the goal within reach. For me, it was a very moving and motivating speech.

    Governor Strickland was the pitbull, and rightly so.

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    I saw 2 out of 4 of these speeches (Mrs. Obama and Mayor Castro) and they both hit it out of the park, IMO. Brought tears to my eyes and cheers to my lips! Thanks for posting others so I can catch them. I intend to watch as much as I can tonight, and tomorrow night.

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    One look at the crowd at the DNC and it becomes obvious that the Democrats are the "Party of the People!" No sea of elderly Caucasians- instead a mass of every generation and skin tones in every color of the rainbow.

    GOP- get your act together. I will never support your candidates, but I also don't want to live in a one party state. A strong multi party system is good for our democratic process.

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    Mayor Castro: "He will make this century another American century." Oh yeah, we'll see what the rest of the planet has to say about that!

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    Michelle Obama: "What is important to Barack is when someone can make a difference in the lives of others." Uh, yeah, there are 13 Yemeni civilians (incl. three women) whose lives Obama permanently changed, just this past Sunday.

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