Politics

Video: Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm Attacks Mitt Romney in DNC Speech

| by Michael Allen

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm gave a barn burning speech at the Democratic National Convention, Thursday night (video below). But it may not be remembered for its content. Instead, people may remember Granholm's theatrics and gesticulations.

While pointing and finger jabbing, she tore into GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for saying "Let Detroit go bankrupt," while praising President Obama for coming to the rescue (video below).

Granholm said of Romney: “He loves our cars so much, they have their own elevator. But the people who design, build, and sell those cars? Well, in Romney’s world, the cars get the elevator; the workers get the shaft.”

“Almost nobody had the guts to help us. Not the banks, not the private investors and not Bain capital. Then, in 2009, the cavalry arrived: our new president, Barack Obama!”

Near the end of her speech, Granholm shouted out the states and the number of auto manufacturing jobs jobs that were saved by President Obama. At times, the audience cheering was so loud it almost drowned Granholm out.