Minorities and women were perhaps the best represented they have ever been during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), but a well-rounded line-up of speakers, including Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, also took the stage to whip the delegates into an election-time frenzy.
We want to know who you think did the best job to represent the Democratic Party during Tuesday’s speeches:
- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro – The first ever Hispanic keynote speaker (who occupied the same slot that Barack Obama rode to notoriety at the 2004 DNC.
- Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who took one of the evening’s first major shots at Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
- Former actor Kal Penn, with a nod to Clint Eastwood’s Empty chair rant at the Republican National Convention.
- Newark Mayor Corey Booker, who equated taxing the rich to help defray the cost of two wars to “patriotism.”
- Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley with a message of “Moving Forward” rather than the Republicans’ desire to “Take America Back.”
- Ohio Governor Ted Strickland who offered one of the most Twitter-friendly lines of the evening “If Mitt was Santa Claus, he’d fire the reindeer and outsource the elves."
- Michelle Obama’s impassioned vow that her husband would continue the fight to allow ordinary people a chance to succeed.