Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren owned the Convention Wednesday night. Ms. Warren’s designated speaking slot was just before former President Bill Clinton’s. And, before Warren’s appearance, former employees of Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital took the stage, then promptly afterward, Sandra Fluke executing an inspiring speech. At this point, the CEO of Costco gave his full support of Obama, touting the President’s leadership and the importance of investing in startups. The speakers scheduled presence was well orchestrated building up to a crescendo — Elizabeth Warren, and she’s a force to be reckoned with. The applause was overwhelming with the crowd chanting, “Warren! Warren! Warren!”
After stepping up to the mic, the Progressive star highlighted, point for point, each problematic area with the economy, while revealing details of her own background and how the Senate candidate has witnessed the disintegration of the middle class, “I grew up in an America that invested in its kids and built a strong middle class.” she began. Adding, “That my Mom worked at Sears and my brothers served in the military.” Elizabeth spoke of her time waiting tables, her husband, children and grandchildren.
Warren spoke of the greatness of America which “allowed millions of children to rise from poverty and establish secure lives. An America that created Social Security and Medicare so that seniors could live with dignity. An America in which each generation built something solid so that the next generation could build something better.”
Warren continued speaking of the struggles of the middle class, “But for many years now, our middle class has been chipped, squeezed, and hammered.”
Ms. Warren continued, “President Obama believes in a level playing field” adding “President Obama believes in a country where billionaires pay their taxes just like their secretaries do — and I can’t believe I have to say this in 2012 – a country where women get equal pay for equal work.”
“Their fight is my fight and it’s Barack Obama’s too.” Later adding “We’re Americans.We celebrate success. We just don’t want the game to be rigged!”
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“Americans are fighters. We have a chance to fight on a level playing field. Then no one can stop us.”
Adding to Mitt Romney’s lack of appeal to the middle class Ms. Warren stated, “President Obama gets it – because he’s spent his life fighting for the middle class.”
Elizabeth stated, “Romney and Paul Ryan would vaporize ObamaCare. Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help their powerful friends.”
Warren’s amazing words, “We build it together” were spoken again with determination and boldness, in spite of the right wing backlash that ensued afterward.
Revising Elizabeth Warren’s iconic speech which inspired President Obama:
A transcript will be provided as soon as one is released.