Michelle Obama & $16Trillion: The DNC Day 2 in Tweets

5 years ago

Day Two of the Democratic National Convention -- the first day of speeches on the floor -- featured rousing speeches by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, veteran and Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Women of the House, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, and First Lady Michelle Obama -- not to mention some controversy over a video tribute to Ted Kennedy and a speech by Nancy Keenan of the National Abortion Rights League (and the cutest animated GIF to come out of either convention so far).

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For those not following the live streams on BarackObama.com, the videos on YouTubePolitics, and the #DNC2012 hashtag on Twitter -- can you tell I wish I were in Charlotte? -- here's a cross-sampling of the conversation on Twitter.

And Twitter was definitely watching:

On the National Deficit

$16Trillion trended today as the Treasury released reports that the national debt has hit a new milestone, exceeding the national GDP.

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On Michelle Obama's Speech

NEXT PAGE: The Ted Kennedy Tribute

On the Ted Kennedy Tribute

And reaction to the package was mixed:

NEXT PAGE: Reaction From the Right

More Reaction From the Right

NEXT PAGE: Reaction From the Left

More Reaction From the Left

And finally, I believe we can all meet in the middle to agree that the gif of Julian Castro's daughter Carina flipping her hair during his speech is ADORABLE:

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