What Did You Think of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's DNC Speech?

The Massachusetts governor had delegates on their feet Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, but did his speech resonate with you? Let us know by posting a comment below.


Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick came out firing Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, attacking his predecessor Mitt Romney's record in the Bay State.

"Mitt Romney talkes a lot about all the things he's fixed," he said. "I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn't one of them. He's a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it."

By the end of his speech, which touched on President Barack Obama's first-term accomplishments, the economy, role of government and the American Dream, Patrick had the packed crowd of delegates on their feet and in a frenzy, but we want to know:

How did Patrick's speech play here in Massachusetts? Were you a fan of the governor's remarks? Or did his words fall on deaf ears? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Earnhardt September 06, 2012 at 01:56 PM
it is "no problem" when you consider the triple digit inflation we have now, the record high unemployment, the national debt is way into the trillions, we owe China into the next century and beyond, the free give-aways costing us millions upon millions, bailing out the auto industry with our money, only for them to produce inadequate "Green Autos" that are way to pricey for the very people that saw their hard earned cash bailing them out. So yes it is "no problem"
Will Gerstmyer September 06, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Got close to Romney in my business. He helped "balance" his State budget by suspending, for 3 years, any work on any of our over schools (in over 400 school districts). Today's school building/maintenance program spends $0.5B per year to give you an idea of Romney's savings. A very long wait for those with a toxic or falling-down school, or those teaching 21st century skills in hallways and closets. The first 52 employees of his new, re-built School Building Authority did not include one person from the building or design industries. When the program finally re-started, there was one. This led me to consider that the way a business man, who is only in it for the short term, deals with a problem is to solve his problem first, solve his friends' problems second, and to time his exit to leave the bill with the next person.
Judith Otto September 06, 2012 at 02:32 PM
If you're not afraid to learn something, please read the below, but I warn you, it takes brains to understand what the author is saying: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/09/fear-of-a-black-president/309064/
J. Parker September 06, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Well said, Earnhardt. Democrats have gotten to the point where they'd vote for a "yellow bellied sapsucker" as long as he's a Democrat, rather than use their God given common sense ! But then, where has common sense gone?
J. Parker September 06, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Patricks current statistics from the U.S. labor dept: Net Jobs: -14,900 Job growth: -0.5% Annual average job growth: -0.1% Estimated average annual growth rate: 1.3 % thru 2011 Yes, that is a minus mark befor each figure. And he had the nerve to get up there last night and blast Romney's performance ?! It may not have been what Romney would have liked, but not something to be slandered for while trying to deal with a liberal legislature.
Cornelius Cob September 06, 2012 at 06:56 PM
We got a better than expected jobs report (today). The stock market is currently up over 200 points (today). Believe it or not, today is a good day in the U.S.A. -- the economy is growing. We are doing much better than the E.U. There is no need for you and Earnhardt to cry all the time.
x September 06, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Rising numbers in anticipation of a Republican victory in November.... "Free again." Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
S T Hrouda September 07, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Andrea, you sound so foolish and uninformed.
S T Hrouda September 07, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Do all of you loyal Democrats realize that the Democratic party has changed? Remember what Jack Kennedy "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" that is not the mantra now...it seems to me that people now expect the government to take care of them...how did this happen? Do you know that 47% of Americans are receiving payments from our government? Do you know that there is no way to pay down the debt with more government jobs because we have to pay the salary of government workers with borrowed money? Do you know that even if we tax the top 1%, 100% of their salary, yes take all of their annual income, that it would fund our government for only 6-7 months. We can not tax our way out of this debt and must make deep cuts in our spending or we will end up like Greece. Please...take some time and think outside the Party box. This is so much bigger than party politics.
Earnhardt September 07, 2012 at 01:03 AM
And what budget did Obama balance? let's see.. double digit inflation. record unemployment, using public money to bail out GM. Then GM throws together a :Green Auto" that is a joke, trying to show they are attempting to be "Green" they can't even make the pile of junk affordable to the masses that bailed them out! We owe China into the next century and beyond. In fact they own a large chunk of the United States now. Add to that the free give- aways that cost us untold millions of dollars. I would say his budget disaster is far far worse than Romney's ever was.
Earnhardt September 07, 2012 at 01:07 AM
@ Corn Cob,,, if by crying you mean pointing out the Realities of Obama's disasterous administration... the wahhhhhh wahhhhh wahhhhh!
Cornelius Cob September 07, 2012 at 03:39 AM
S T Hrouda, you sound so foolish and uninformed.
Al Gatti September 07, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Still waiting for him to do something in Mass.
Bruce Marien September 07, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Of course Romney isn't going to spend a lot of time and energy in a state that has ALWAYS been in the Democrats back pocket. He needs to focus his efforts where it matters, and Massachusetts has ALWAYS been owned "lock, stock, and barrell" by the Democrats. Romney is much smarter than Obama in the sense that Obama is a pro at throwing money (especially taxpayers money) at failed outcomes, and Romney knows where the effort and resources must be focused.
S T Hrouda September 07, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Corn cob...maybe I deserved that...but think about the facts...this country's problems are bigger than party politics. We need to be smarter than the politicians and the advertising companies writing the ads.
Bruce Marien September 07, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Don't hold your breath...Deval Patrick hasnt done anything valuable in Massachusetts just like the other Democrats in power in Massachusetts, but they are assured of their positions here.
siobhan hullinger September 07, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Yes, this is the ultimate problem in Massachusetts - perhaps in the whole system. Positions are assured without results. It is the ultimate reason we need to have term limits. The Founding Fathers never intended for there to be a "political class".
Alice H September 07, 2012 at 12:29 PM
S T Hrouda - " 47% of Americans are receiving payments from our government" is misleading because it includes all those on social security and medicare. In fact, that statement, made initially by Pinnochio Paul Ryan, was shown to be fatuous and misleading by independent fact checking organizations.
Geegee September 07, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Reagan accomplished more in three years than Barack has done in four years and Reagan was only a MOVIE STAR WHO HAD HARDLY NO EXPERIENCE AND CERTAINLY KNEW NOTHING IN FOREIGN POLICIES. I VOTED ONCE FOR OBHAMA SHAME ON ME IF I VOTE FOR OBHAMA TWICE.........We need a change A change in another direction,,,,,,,,,,
M C Stringfellow September 07, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Leaving D&R Party aside, exactly what good and bad did Romney do for Massachusetts and what good and bad has Patrick done for the same? This Presidential election is either going to make us or break us. What can Obama do to turn around the economy and what has he already done (good and bad). What do you think Romney could do to make it better. Now remember, Obama is an attorney and Romney is a businessman. Two different approaches to the same problem. Try to think like an American and not a party member. I really want to know what people in other parts of the country think, so I can make an informed decision come November. I am so tired of the News. No matter what you watch, its slanted one way or the other.
M C Stringfellow September 07, 2012 at 06:35 PM
You're right, Big Difference. All the more reason for you to tell me how you feel about both Presidential candidates. Pro and Con. Please
Mike P September 07, 2012 at 09:23 PM
I personally dislike Patrick
S T Hrouda September 08, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Alice, You are right that the 47% number includes Medicare & Social Security but Paul Ryan was not the 1st to say that 47% of US households are receiving payments fom the government. Here are articles from Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal & CNN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/18/government-benefits-_n_1213283.html http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/10/05/nearly-half-of-households-receive-some-government-benefit/ http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/08/what-does-it-mean-when-half-of-americans-live-in-a-household-that-gets-government-assistance/
Alice H September 08, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Does not matter how many people are saying it. If it is misleading, why not stop saying in? Makes it sound like nearly half of USA is on the dole.
JB Royal September 08, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Deval Patrick has been the governor of Massachusetts.
Ed September 08, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Don't let them get to you Shannon. They still have their obama-stars-in-their-eyes blinders on. They want to think that he has done much for this country besides apologizing for us around the world, etc. Do they not realize that the majority of the American people are opposed to obamacare? And that is his big accomplishment?
Ed September 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Many of us already are.
Ed September 08, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Did not like Patrick's speech. He is angling for a bigger job.
J. Parker September 08, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Food stamps have increased 87% between 2007 and 2011. People, stop fighting ! There are greedy people out there, and there are others that sincerely need help. The greed has to be weeded out. The elders deserve their Social Security. They paid into it and helped 'their' elders. Now it is the younger people's turn to do the same. Otherwise....? Fill in the blank. You have two choices. 1. Have a job and save for your future. 2. Suck off the system and take your parents into your homes as back in the olden days. We elders on SS saved for our kids future while we could, along with paying into the system. We didn't need to keep up witht the "Jones" and buy boats, or new cars every three years, and mom's stayed home with their babies because they were the most important people in our lives. GET A GRiP EVERYONE! Nothing is free. Life is much more gratifying when we have to work for what we have. And, the last thing we should be jealous of is someone that makes it big ! And I'm not talking about those that have it handed to them on a "silver spoon", I'm talking about a person that goes out into the world and makes it better with his God given brain ! Mitt Romney is one of those people. Think about it.... He's not looking to get rich by becoming Presisident. He's set for life by using his brain to boost others. If anyone can't see that, then I'm sorry for you.
Paul Turner September 13, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Is it possible that Paul Ryan was angling for a bigger job by announcing his budget proposal?


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