Politics

09.05.12

Democratic Convention’s Best Moments: Michelle Obama & More (VIDEO)

The Democratic National Convention closed with a roar for President Obama. From Michelle's undying love for her husband to Julián Castro’s hair-flipping daughter, see more DNC highlights.

'I'm Hopeful Because of You'

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'I never said this journey would be easy,' the president told Americans Thursday, 'and I won't promise that now.' But his faith, his hope, that drove him into office in 2008 remains, he said; he believes in Americans' ability to 'pull each other up' and travel the hard road to economic recovery together.

Biden: 'I Love Him'

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At the DNC Thursday, the vice president shared his 'ringside' view into Obama's presidency. And he let Americans know that only three things saved the U.S. auto industry: 'conviction, resolve and Barack Obama.'

Longoria: 'Let's Fight for the American Dream!'

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The 'Desperate Housewives' star and Obama campaign co-chair let the crowd know that 'the Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy's flipping burgers, she needed a tax break; the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not.'

Scarlett Johansson Addresses DNC

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The DNC is getting more star-studded with each day. Watch actress Scarlett Johansson endorse President Obama with a personal story and a plea for all young people to get out and vote.

Gabby Giffords Leads the Pledge

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A standing ovation, a crowd of faces stained with tears, and chants of 'Gabby! Gabby! Gabby!' That was the emotional scene at the DNC when former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led the pledge of allegiance.

Clinton Nominates Obama

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“We’re here to nominate a president, and I’ve got one in mind,” Bill Clinton began his speech Wednesday—and no, it’s not Hillary. “I want to nominate a man cool on the outside but burning for America on the inside …”

Warren: Let’s ‘Build it Together’

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The Democratic candidate for Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat in Massachusetts said she wanted to live in an America “where no one can steal your purse on Main Street or your pension on Wall Street.”

Fluke: ‘I’m Here Because I Spoke Out’

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Sandra Fluke took to the podium at the DNC Wednesday and told the crowd she supports President Obama because he “thinks of his daughters, not of his delegates or his donors.”

‘President Obama Understands Women’

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Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards addressed the DNC Wednesday and gave her full-throttled endorsement of President Obama. She criticized Todd Akin, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan, saying that they “went after women's health ... from day one.”

Michelle Brings Down the House

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“Being president doesn’t change who you are,” the first lady said Tuesday, “it reveals who you are.” Offering a stirring portrait of the president’s character, Michelle Obama told delegates that the values that attracted her to Barack in the first place, the values they share and the values they teach their daughters, are what make him a great president. “I loved Barack just the way he was,” she said, and she added later, “today I love my husband even more now than I did four years ago.”

Julián Castro Rises to the Occasion

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San Antonio's mayor became the first Latino to deliver a keynote at a DNC convention Tuesday night, delivering a rousing address in which he recounted his immigrant grandmother's touching efforts to create a better life for her family. 'No matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward,' he said.

Castro’s Daughter Steals the Spotlight

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Despite his eloquence, Castro's historic speech was arguably overshadowed by his adorable primping daughter. Watch 3-year-old Carina Victoria Castro capitalize on her moment in the spotlight.

Kal Penn: ‘We Can’t Go Back Now’

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The actor who couldn’t find White Castle found plenty of reasons to support the guy running the White House. “Let’s keep fighting for a president who has never stopped fighting for us,” he told the delegates at the convention. He encouraged them to register to vote—“you don’t even have to put pants on”—and thanked President Obama, the “man in the invisible chair,” for “being cool with all of us getting gay-married.”

The Ghost of Ted Kennedy

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Before President Obama faced Mitt Romney, Ted Kennedy defeated Romney in the 1994 Massachusetts Senate race. In the first convention since the Democratic luminary died, the DNC put together this video tribute to the late senator—and included some choice Kennedy-Romney debate moments.