Last night, Elizabeth Warren spoke at the Democratic National Convention about how the system is rigged in Washington, and how she and President Obama will fight to create a level playing field for working families and small businesses. Here is the reaction today to Elizabeth’s speech:
“Warren gave a speech that roused the spectators at the convention.” [Berkshire Eagle]
“At the end, the arena erupted…Massachusetts delegates widely praised her speech.” [WBUR]
“U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren brings DNC hall to its feet” [State House News Service]
Warren, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Massachusetts, delivered a forceful critique of Mr. Romney’s business background and invoked anti-Wall Street language to make her case on behalf of Mr. Obama, who she said would fight tirelessly for the middle class." [New York Times]
George Stephanopoulos: “I think that she got everybody excited with that, helped herself a lot. Of course, she’s still in a tight race up there in Massachusetts with Scott Brown. But she did herself a lot of good at least with this crowd here last night.” [WCVB, 9/6/12]
Mika Brzezinski: I thought it was fantastic… I mean she really, I think, frames the problems that are plaguing this country and the middle class.” [Morning Joe, MSNBC, 9/6/12]
Sue O’Connell: “I think she really hit a home run.” [NECN, 9/5/12]
“Elizabeth Warren… also gave a stem winder, a manifesto of her wing of the Democratic Party’s values that the crowd went wild for.” [PBS NewsHour]
“Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was a hit with the convention crowd." ... "She gave a very powerful speech." [CNN Early Start, 9/6/12]
“And the applause and cheers for her only grew louder as she addressed the huge crowd at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Warren, a Harvard professor and consumer advocate, delivered a strong speech.
“Though her speech here tonight echoed themes she’s talked about since she launched her campaign, it was delivered with an intense passion — and got a fiery response — that may help propel Warren into her final campaign lap.” [Roll Call]
“Elizabeth Warren delivered a trademark full-throated defense of working Americans against what she said are Republican plans to make the economic ladder much harder to climb for members of the middle class.
“Returning to the theme that made her a Democratic Party star, Warren said America’s working class and middle class are on the ropes — and Republicans are ready to land the knock-out blow.” [Talking Points Memo]
“Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered a fiery endorsement of President Barack Obama on Wednesday evening while blasting Mitt Romney as a plutocrat blind to the needs of the middle class.
Warren, a consumer watchdog and hero of the left, aimed her remarks squarely at blue-collar, middle-class voters, repeatedly calling them victims of a “top-down” corporate world that, she said, had a close ally in the Republican presidential candidate.” [Politico]
"Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren electrified the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night." [National Journal]
The Fix, Washington Post: Winner: “There is little question that the crowd in the convention hall loved every word she spoke...Warren owned the room in a way no one before her on the podium had done.”
Janet Wu, WCVB: “When she stepped on the stage, the crowd went wild.”