The Republicans wheeled out Clint Eastwood for their convention but the Democrats went for glamour drafting in actresses Scarlett Johansson and Eva Longoria.
“This last election I finally got to push those buttons (to vote) for real. I was so excited I wore my ‘I voted’ pin all day; it was my finest accessory. This year on November 6 I am filled with that same enthusiasm, to press the button and re-elect President Obama.”
Desperate Housewife star Eva Longoria spoke of a time she really was desperate: “Mitt Romney would raise taxes on middle-class families and cut his own and mine. That is not where we are as a country, and let me tell you why, because the Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy’s flipping burgers, she needed a tax break. But the Eva Longoria who works on movies sets does not.”
The faithful were delighted with President Obama’s speech and ready to take his message to the people.
Gaylene Kanoyton, a delegate from Virginia, said: “It was magnificent, I’m ready to go to work, we’ve been working all year and we’re ready to go ahead and move this campaign forward so we can win in November.”
Another convention delegate, Leslie Sgro, added: “I can’t help but think that others are inspired by this speech tonight and I really hope that it moves people to get out and to vote for him because it truly matters.”
The biggest fear for Democrats ahead of November’s poll is voter apathy.