The Massachusetts Senate candidate answers Republicans' refrain of success with a plea for fairness.
CHARLOTTE -- Is there anything people will remember about Wednesday night at the 2012 DNC other than Bill Clinton's 48-minute stem-winder repudiating the Republican economic record of the past three decades and the Romney-Ryan campaign's attacks on Barack Obama, while revealing to all concerned that he is the referee in the American political system that Democrats have been dying for the media to become?
Maybe not. But before Clinton came out, Massachusetts' Democratic candidate for Senate Elizabeth Warren spoke. She was the one of only two speakers during the pre-Clinton heart of the evening to put some fire into the crowd, following a parade of mid-Atlantic elected officials who proved their region to be home to some of the most moderated and low-key voices in the contemporary Democratic Party; several overmatched Big Box business leaders who tried gamely to get a rise from the crowd; a group of "real people" who spoke with a typical mix of passion and awkwardness; and birth-control funding advocate Sandra Fluke.
But speak Warren did, a mix of grandmotherly concern and rounded Oklahoma vowels on a night whose broad themes appeared to be the white-working class and women voters.