The response to the speeches at the Democratic Convention was overwhelmingly positive - particularly to Michelle Obama. Here are some telling reactions from across the political spectrum:
This is the best part of the convention and the best part of Obama -- he's a decent and good dad, and that's a good thing.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) September 5, 2012
Ann Romney's speech was solid but overrated, and Michelle Obama's significantly more impressive speech proves it.
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) September 5, 2012
Michele Obama gave a very good speech. period. It was a big speech, very well done.
— Michael Steele (@Steele_Michael) September 5, 2012
In which I get my GOP friends mad: Michelle Obama is good at this.But then First Ladies always are.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 5, 2012
Thank god for Michelle Obama. She almost makes one forget the phoney, crass, foreigner-bashing that dominated the first half of the evening.
— alexmassie (@alexmassie) September 5, 2012
This is a strong speech but unless she yells out "I love you women!" how will I know for sure? nationalmemo.com/watch-the-demo…
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 5, 2012
Neil Cavuto on @juliancastro:"Wow.Agree or disagree, I think a Democratic star was born here tonight."
— Patricia Murphy (@1PatriciaMurphy) September 5, 2012
Biggest difference between GOP and DEM keynotes: #Julian Castro talked about Barack Obama
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 5, 2012
Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio , you are going to be our first Latin president. I am calling that now. I love that young man
— sinbad (@sinbadbad) September 5, 2012
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 5, 2012
Deval Patrick made himself a national figure tonight. #DemCon2012
— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) September 5, 2012
Are there Deval Patrick 2016 signs in the crowd yet?
— Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) September 5, 2012
Has Michael Steele become an Obama surrogate? CAN SHAVING ONE'S MUSTACHE CHANGE THEIR BRAINS? I need to know.
— hodgman (@hodgman) September 5, 2012
Nobody at the RNC questioned obama's patriotism as much and explicitly as strickland just denied Romney's.
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) September 5, 2012
These are some damn good speeches.
— emilynussbaum (@emilynussbaum) September 5, 2012
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— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 5, 2012