4. Julian Castro and Deval Patrick slam Mitt Romney at DNC
Michelle Obama didn’t talk about Mitt Romney by name at the DNC on Tuesday night, but Julian Castro did. The San Antonio Mayor delivered a speech to delegates, and the nation at large, drawing sharp contrasts between President Barack Obama and the GOP presidential candidate.
His 18-minute soundbite-laden speech charged up the crowd, and he served as a great opener for First Lady Michelle Obama. Watch a few highlights from his address to see how
to watch Julian’s full speech
Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who came into office directly after Mitt, also took a few shots at his gubernatorial predecessor. While neither he nor Julian could say anything bad about Mitt on a personal note, Deval put into perspective what kind of shape the state was in after Mitt’s administration.
"In Massachusetts, we know Mitt Romney," Deval stated. "By the time he left office, Massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job creation during better economic times, and household income in our state was declining. He cut education deeper than anywhere else in America."
Deval added that he was able to turn the state around, but he stated that President Obama’s policies helped him to do that. He also rallied democrats to be stand stronger for their political ideals.
"It’s time for democrats to grow a backbone and stand up for what we believe," Deval directed. "I for one will not stand by and watch him be bullied out of office, and neither should you!"
Get a quick rundown of the president’s accomplishments in office, when you watch his address below!