He beat Mitt Romney in a head-to-head contest. Democrats take heart from the late senator's words.
CHARLOTTE -- There's no enthusiasm gap at this Democratic convention when it comes to the cheering sections on the floor. In a pretty effective warm-up act on the opening night of the convention in North Carolina, the party aired a tribute to late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy that really got the crowd going when it featured clips of Kennedy ripping into one Mitt Romney during a 1994 debate when Romney was challenging Kennedy for a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. The Romney-Kennedy section starts 1:44 minutes in.
"I believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country," says Romney in the clip.
Kennedy's get the crowd going response: "I am pro-choice. My opponent is multiple choice."