Friday, September 7, 2012
What did you think of Obama's speech and the convention? Will you vote for him in November?
President Barack Obama capped off the Democratic National Convention with a speech that highlighted his foreign policy wins, health care reform and immigration reform on Thursday. Over three nights, Democratic leaders took aim at Republican nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and his running mate Congressman Paul Ryan. A number of Massachusetts Democrats spoke at the convention, including Gov. Deval Patrick, Congressional candidate Elizabeth Warren and Senator John Kerry. We want to hear from you about the Democratic convention. What did you think of the president's speech? How did it compare to Romney's convention speech? Were you swayed in either direction after watching the proceedings from both conventions? Who are you …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Mario Teran is one of a cluster of locals in Charlotte this week to represent Massachusetts at the Democratic National Convention.
We caught up with Mario Teran, a Roslindale Democrat, before he shipped out to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention. Here's what he had to say. Q: Are we going to see you on TV in a funny hat? "Maybe." Q: Do you feel that your presence at the convention will make an impact? How so? "I’m hoping so. I want to be actively involved in all the main meetings and committees. Hopefully [I'll] make a lot of connections with people that could lead to other collaborations in the Democratic party and locatl and national politics." Q: These days a lot of people are disenchanted with the two major parties. What makes you proud of your party? "I don’t believe that the Democratic party is 100% correct all the time, but I think they do a good …
Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. What did you think of her speech?
The system is rigged against middle class families, and unchecked corporate greed will take us all down, according to Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren who spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. "Each generation built something solid so that the next generation could build something better," she said. "But not for many years. Talk to the construction worker from Malden who went nine months without a job... Talk to the student in Worcester who worked hard to finish his degree and now he's drowning in debt...The system is rigged against them." Warren, who took the stage just prior to former president Bill Clinton, said Romney's plan to lower the richest American's taxes would send the economy …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston spoke on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Did you see his speech? How'd he do?
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino delivered a short speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. He spoke mostly about Governor Mitt Romney's time as the chief executive of the Bay State. And he wasn't complimentary. Menino derided Romney's performance as a job creator, saying Massachusetts ranked 47th in the nation for job growth under the Republican's leadership. Did you hear Menino's remarks? If not, you can view the speech at this YouTube clip. It runs just under seven minutes. Below are Menino's remarks as prepared for delivery. He stuck very close to them, ad-libbing only slightly. Good evening Charlotte. Good evening fellow Democrats and fellow Americans. I come from Boston, where we birthed a …
Congressman Barney Frank and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino are also scheduled to speak tonight.
Similar to the first night of the Democratic National Convention, Massachusetts will be in full force on the second night. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Congressman Barney Frank and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren are all scheduled to speak during tonight’s session. Menino is scheduled to speak in the 5 p.m. hour, Frank will speak in the 8 p.m. hour and Warren will speak in the 10 p.m. hour. Warren will speak shortly before Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and President Bill Clinton. Gov. Deval Patrick and Congressional candidate Joseph Kennedy III spoke during the first night of the DNC. Patrick gave a fiery speech in which he criticized his predessor, Mitt Romney, and praised President Barack Obama. The Wall Street Journal posted …
The Massachusetts governor had delegates on their feet Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, but did his speech resonate with you? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick came out firing Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, attacking his predecessor Mitt Romney's record in the Bay State. "Mitt Romney talks a lot about all the things he's fixed," he said. "I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn't one of them. He's a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it." By the end of his speech, which touched on President Barack Obama's first-term accomplishments, the economy, role of government and the American Dream, Patrick had the packed crowd of delegates on their feet and in a frenzy, but we want to know: How did Patrick's speech play here in Boston? Were you a fan of the governor's …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
At least four high-profile Massachusetts politicians will address delegates in North Carolina next week.
Massachusetts' former governor, Mitt Romney, touted his record in his the keynote address of the Republican National Convention Thursday, but next week Gov. Deval Patrick will likely air his view of his predecessor's term. Patrick is expected to speak on Tuesday, the first night of the convention. And he isn't the only high-profile Massachusetts politician expected to criticize Romney at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Mayor Thomas Menino is scheduled to speak Wednesday, according to the Boston Globe. Two other Massachusetts politicians with national profiles, former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry and senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren, are also slotted to take the stage in Charlotte this week.