YEREVAN, September 5. /ARKA/. Tuesday's speaker during prime television time, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, delivered the high-profile keynote address about Obama. A rising star in the party, Castro is of Mexican-American descent and his selection highlights the importance given to Hispanic voters in the race, ABClocal reports.
Castro said Obama "knows better than anyone there's more hard work to do." He said the United States is making progress "despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition."
He said Republican economic theories have been tested and failed. "Mitt Romney just doesn't get it," he said.
Many speakers denounced Romney. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repeated attacks about Romney's refusal to release years of past federal income tax returns.
"Never in modern American history has a presidential candidate tried so hard to hide himself from the people he hopes to serve," he said.
Other convention highlights include Wednesday's roll call votes formally nominating Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and a speech by Bill Clinton, the popular former president. The climax will be Obama's acceptance speech at a 74,000-seat football stadium on Thursday.—0-