To kick it off, Corey Booker, Mayor, I am told. of Newark (and Platform Committee co-chair to boot) warming up the crowd early in the evening Tuesday by introducing the platform:
And now, having watched the Bush mini-documentary at the RNC, on the principle of one (or two) Ex-Presidents deserve another, let's move on to the video address from Jimmy Carter. He won't shout at me:
And now for the speech that I've heard a lot about, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote:
If you read last week, you may recall my saying I don't put a lot of stock in spousal speeches. I don't! But Michelle Obama's speech met with such rave reviews, and since I listened to Ann Romney's, I feel like what's good for the red goose is good for the blue gander. Or something like that:
Well, there we are! In the interests of fair play, I have to report that they fudged some facts, as politicians are wont to do. You can and should read up on it here. In terms of general review, I have to say, I have my leanings, so I can't give a truly unbiased comparison, but I think their first night was better than the RNC's. Everyone felt really united, whereas you could almost feel the "me next" jockeying from Santorum and Christie at RNC night one. Looking forward to seeing night two!