"If we want to win elections in November and keep our country moving forward, if we want to earn the privilege to lead, it's time for Democrats to stiffen our backbone and stand up for what we believe. Quit waiting for pundits or polls or super PACs to tell us who the next president or senator or congressman is going to be. We're Americans."
- Excerpt of Governor Deval Patrick's speech at the DNCC. While all the speakers gave fabulously uplifting and beautiful speeches, it was Governor Patrick (D-MA) who roused the people in the convention and, I'm sure, the party with his call for us to 'stiffen our backbone." Though I thought I heard him say "grow our backbone," maybe I heard wrong.
(Full Transcript via Politico)