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Patch Readers Weigh In On DNC's First Night

The Democratic National Convention kicked off in Charlotte, NC Tuesday night.

Following on the heels of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, for the first evening of the Democratic National Convention.

Among the speakers was Minnesota's own R.T. Rybak, the mayor of Minneapolis, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Richfield Patch asked its Facebook page fans what they specifically thought of Lady Obama's speech, where she made the case for her husband's re-election.

Jason Gabbert said: "I thought it was nice. She's a beautiful woman, well spoken and very intelligent. Barry definitely married up."

While Gabbert seemed impressed, long-time Richfield resident Mike McLean said: "From what I heard, I was trying to figure out who she was talking about."

"Admirable job of copying Ann Romney......more delivery experience...but lacked veracity," Jack D. Wood wrote.

From there, another reader said he felt Republicans and Democrats alike were attempting to out-do each other in terms of the hardships they've encountered in life rather than making meaningful speeches on how to move forward.

"I think all the candidates in both the RNC and the DNC were trying to out do each other on how bad they had it when they were younger," Dustin Juell wrote. "I wanted to hear how the DNC was going to bring down the deficit and all they talked about was adding more programs, which to me (meant) raising the deficit. I want a leaner more efficient government, not one to tell me how much sugar I can have. I want them to fix what we have before they talk about adding more."

See the full Facebook conversation.

Did you watch the opening night of the DNC? Did you watch any of last week's RNC? What do you think of the productions? Do the conventions give good information about candidates and issues to voters? Or are they just infomercials? Tell us how you feel in the comments section below.

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Mike McLean September 07, 2012 at 02:44 PM
http://conservativebyte.com/2012/09/fact-check-first-ladys-false-fairy-tale-of-struggle/ http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/09/05/MSM-Fail-to-Fact-Check-Michelle-Speech http://www.theconservativereview.com/2012/09/05/fact-checking-michelle-obamas-dnc-speech-nearly-entire-speech-false-except-her-name/
Lynne September 07, 2012 at 03:28 PM
And I assume you listened to Ann Romney's and shared similar comments. Her rags to riches story, right? The horses, garage elevator and boat(s) in the Caymans?
Susan A September 07, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Seriously dude, you need to get your facts completely straight. Michelle grew up on the South side, and it was her intelligence that got her into that magnet school, not money. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Obama Undistinguished credentials? Really? " She was on the honor roll for four years, took advanced placement classes, a member of the National Honor Society and served as student council treasurer.[4] Michelle graduated in 1981 as the salutatorian of her class.[20]" http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=45
Hal Pickett September 07, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Does anyone worry about Ann Romney's MS? I have worked with clients with MS for years. Stress tends to exacerbate the disorder. I will not effect how I vote, but Mitt seems to be using her MS to get votes when I think he sould be worried about what the campaign and White House would do to his wife??
Amy in Albertville September 09, 2012 at 10:16 PM
No offense, Mike, but using Breitbart as a source? Ya gotta be kiddin' me. :)

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