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The Democratic National Convention 2012: We're winning
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7:29 PM PT: Before Michelle Obama begins speaking, the DNC plays a short video about her life story.

7:30 PM PT: I don't know about you, but I'm still enjoying the afterglow of Julián Castro's phenomenal keynote. Quite a way to warm up the crowd for Michelle!

7:32 PM PT:
Compare this to the Republican theme, "America is a hellhole."
@KagroX via TweetDeck

7:33 PM PT: Oooh! Exercise. Somewhere Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are hoarding sugar cookies and Mountain Dew for first graders.

7:34 PM PT: On gardening: "You can grow your own Barack-oli."

7:36 PM PT: Military mom Elaine Brye is introducing the first lady. "I'm not even a political person, but what I am is a military mom."

7:37 PM PT: "My husband and I are so proud of our five kids." Four of them are of service age—one in each service. The fifth is still in high school, and Brye jokes she hopes that one joins the Coast Guard.

7:37 PM PT: Speaking of families with five children ... remember how Mitt Romney's sons "served" the nation?

7:39 PM PT: Somewhere, GOP operatives are trying to "fact check" this speech.

7:39 PM PT: And here's Michelle, beautiful as always, huge smile on her face.

7:40 PM PT:
I don't get it--Dems have an emotional video on during primetime & not old white person yelling at furniture #p2 #DNC2012
@cliffschecter via web

7:41 PM PT: Here's a transcript of Michelle Obama's remarks as prepared.

7:45 PM PT:
SO ANGRY that she grew vegetables!
@KagroX via TweetDeck

7:46 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray): New thread here.


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