More prominent Democrats spoke Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. The hopeful and forward-looking tone of Tuesday’s speakers was replaced with targeted barbs at the Republican candidates and the GOP platform. Former President Bill Clinton formally re-nominated Barack Obama as the Democrat candidate.
We want to hear from you: Which speaker during Wednesday’s Democratic Party event left the biggest impression on you?:
- Former President Bill Clinton, who positively spun President Obama’s recovery plan into a reason to re-elect him.
- Elizabeth Warren, who offered the made-for-social media quip that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan “would pulverize financial reform, voucher-ize Medicare and vaporize Obamacare.”
- New York Sen. Charles Schumer, who felt that Romney’s “rarified life” was not something to base a political platform on.
- Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who likened the GOP's interest to ending access to birth control to waking up “in a bad episode of Mad Men.”
- Former factory worker Randy Johnson, who faulted Romney for “making money without a moral compass” and “putting profits ahead of people like me.”
- Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen, who countered many of the comments made by RNC speakers about the genesis of the current financial crisis, stating “they should have pointed to the debt clock showing $16 trillion and proclaimed ‘We built that!’”
- Sandra Fluke—who Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” after her testimony before Congress about birth control—when she described two possible futures for the country.
- Former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal, who presented a case for re-electing Obama from a business perspective.