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As I’m sitting down to watch the 2012 DNC, there’s a lot of talk about Obama giving himself an “incomplete” as a grade on the economy.

Here’s the video:

 

If you search on youtube for Barack Obama Incomplete, you can see that he’s been giving himself an “incomplete” for awhile.

It’s a refreshingly honest answer about a very real problem.  He reminds us of where we were 4 years ago, but also acknowledges that we’re not done yet.  With one grade, he’s owning the failures without blaming the Republicans.  I fee like it’s the perfect answer because he’s telling voters he knows that not enough has been done.

 

Cory Booker, Mayor, Newark, New Jersey

The first thing that struck me while watching Cory Booker speak:  based on the audience at the convention, diversity is inherent among the Democrats while the Republicans have to manufacture it.

I’m not sure when I first learned about Cory Booker, but I’ve always liked him.  From what I can tell, he’s involved and reaches out, relates to voters, not by being their “buddy” but by making things happen.  Based on his speech tonight, he can also rally the party.

Here are the lines about his speech that I really, really liked:

It’s not about partisanship, it’s about pragmatism.

We choose forward. We choose inclusion. We choose growing together. We choose American economic might and muscle.

We also must pull from our highest ideals of justice and protect against those ills that destabilized our economy – like predatory lending, over-leveraged financial institutions, and the unchecked avarice of the past that trumped fairness and common sense.

When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare… it’s patriotism.

This is our American mission. These are the dreams of our fathers and mothers.

Here’s the full text to his speech 

Above all else, I like pragmatism.  Hearing that got me hook, line, & sinker.

Well done, Mayor Booker.

Kal Penn

It’s hard for me to reconcile this is the same guy from the Harold & Kumar movies.  I love that he got #sexyface trending.

 

Governor Ted Strickland

I’m not sure how I feel about the former Governor using my favorite bible verse in his attack on Romney.

 

Stacey Lihn

This was a moving story about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

 

Joaquin Castro, Texas State Representative

 

Julian Castro, Mayor, San Antonio, Texas

 

Michelle Obama

What an amazing First Lady.  She speaks honestly and openly with such conviction.  I really believe that her and the President are proof that the American Dream is still alive.

 

Campaign Spending

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/campaign-finance

I am proud to be part of the under $200 campaign donors for President Obama.

 

 

 

 

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