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The Democratic National Convention kicked off Tuesday night with a range of speakers including First Lady Michelle Obama.
Also addressing the crowd in Charlotte, N.C., were actor Kal Penn, a co-chair for President Obama’s re-election campaign; San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, brother of William Morris Endeavor co-CEO Ari Emanuel; Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary; and women’s equality activist Lilly Ledbetter.
Many in Hollywood took to Twitter to comment everything from the speeches themselves to the diversity in the audience. Among their reactions:
How can u listen to Julian Castro’s speech at the DNC and NOT be moved? #TeamOBAMA – the dream still lives!
GORG dress! Lovin the intro music @DJCassidy… Michelle Obama rocks #proudamerican #DNC
The crowd at the #DNC actually look like the America I live in, ya know, DIVERSE (side eye #RNC)
Notice there is no debt clock on the wall of the DNC?
DNC crowd looks more global doesn’t it?
#dnc claim of @BarackObama creating 4.5M jobs. Doesn’t totally add up: net private sector is neg 500K. Net overall? Neg 1.1M. (HT: bespoke)
In case u missed Gov Deval Patrick’s awesome speech: http://thkpr.gs/OWFWu8 v/ @thinkprogress
Michael Ian Black
Notable difference between Republican and Democratic conventions: at the DNC, it’s a little startling when they cut to a white guy.
Decal Patrick and Lilly Ledbetter have delivered inspiring speeches back to back at DNC,reminding me of what I grew up admiring about the US
History is being made right now! Joaquin Castro introducing first Hispanic keynote speaker at DNC @JulianCastro #dnc2012
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