Ted Kennedy Takes on Mitt Romney in DNC Video Tribute

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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."

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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