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
This is a great example of how race can mask class; or, as with Michelle Obama's speech, you can tease out the nuances. #dnc2012
I want to be like Michelle Obama when I grow up. #dnc2012
Food for thought: if a woman were the nominee & her husband walked onstage, would your first impulse be to comment on his suit? #DNC2012
A tribute to the late, great Senator Ted Kennedy: OFA.BO/fsUsFh
And reaction to the package was mixed:
Tremendous Kennedy video - but sadly somewhere there's a Tea Party coven chanting "Mary Jo, Mary Jo". It's all they can see, #DNC2012
@mikebates Amazed by the gall of those who quickly wrote off the victim of Ted Kennedy's crime in the name of political expediency.
crowd roars at film clips of Kennedy demolishing Romney in senate race '94 Teddy would love combative tribute flick@nbcpolitics
Oh brother. I'm always embarrassed for my gender when I see these liberal women act like such victims. #DNC2012
Oh #dnc2012, did you just let Pat Quinn lecture America on how to run a state? Really? REALLY?
#DNC2012 Scary to think on what Obama wants to do in 4 more years!History repeats itself!
This is making me sick to my stomach. I can't stand to see women CHEERING for the murder of unborn females.
You can't keep insurance you have if it doesn't meet exact specifications of Obamacare dictates. Sorry, high-deductibles! Sorry, HSAs!
This is Dem mentality. Tammy Duckworth just thanked food stamps& the entitlement state 4 her success. That's not America.
Ledbetter should ask Obama why he doesn't pay women on his staff as much as he pays the men on his staff.
Didn't gay marriage become legal in MA when Romney was Governor?Just fact-checking Gov Deval since the media won't
The DNC is celebrating big govt, dependency, big deficit spending, & abortion. Oh yes, I'm sure this is tipping the scales for the Dems.
Hear that roar GOP, it's en Espanol #DNC2012
President Jimmy Carter. A great example of a Christian who actually walks the talk #dnc2012
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:
This Makes me SO happy: the GIF of Julian Castro's daughter whipping her hair back and forth: 25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9uw14e…
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