Emanuel: ‘President Obama Delivered’

“That was the change we believed in. That was the change we fought for. That was the change President Obama delivered.” That was the chorus of former Obama chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s speech Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. Actor Kal Penn, who in addition to playing a stoner in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle served as Obama’s liaison to young Americans, followed Emanuel with a speech appealing to youth voters. He encouraged them to register to vote—“You don’t even have to put pants on”—and thanked his former boss, the “man in the invisible chair,” for “being cool with all of us getting gay-married.”