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7:12 PM PT: "My family's story isn't special. What's special is the America that makes our story possible."

7:13 PM PT: This is a great speech so far. Birth of a star material.


7:14 PM PT:
The Democratic party bench is so deep every candidate has a twin ready to go in their place. Deal with it. #dnc2012

@pourmecoffee via TweetDeck

7:15 PM PT: "Texas may be the one place where people still have bootstraps ... but we also recognize there are some things we can't do alone. We have to come together to invest in opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow."

7:15 PM PT: "We know you can't be pro-business unless you are pro-education."

7:17 PM PT: Castro turns 38 on September 16. You can say you remember him when he gave this speech.

7:18 PM PT: "Some people are lucky enough to borrow from their parents, but that shouldn't determine whether you can pursue your dreams. Not in America. Not here in the 21st century. I don't think Governor Romney meant any harm. I think he's a good idea. He just has no idea how good he's had it."

7:20 PM PT: Hahahaha. "Governor Romney has undergone an extreme makeover. And it ain't pretty."

7:21 PM PT: I'm waiting for Republicans to start attacking Democrats for getting into bed with Castro.


7:24 PM PT:
Chris Christie is wondering why Julian Castro's keynote speech is not more about Chris Christie.

@tbogg via web

7:25 PM PT: Here's the transcript of Castro's remarks as prepared.

7:26 PM PT: Castro's mom may be the only thing that steals this show from her son. (At least until Michelle Obama takes the stage.)


7:27 PM PT:
Jan Brewer wants to see that little girls papers.
@tbogg via web

7:29 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray): New thread here.

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