Granholm: Cheerleader-in-Chief? Fiery? Remarkable? Or Kind Of Kooky?
Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm stole the show last night at the Democratic National Convention, at least for six and a half minutes.
She danced. She pumped her fists. She yelled.
“I am Jennifer Granholm,” she said. “…from the great state of Michigan, where the trees are just the right height," a dig at Mitt Romney's awkward statement from earlier this year in western Michigan.
Her performance was far more animated and agitated than anything she ever delivered while running Michigan. Many people loved it; but many thought she was over the top with her rhetoric and gestures.
Using exaggerated body language, Granholm screamed and pointed to several state delegations as she announced the number of auto industry jobs Obama saved in each by the federal rescue of GM and Chrysler.
Granholm said that when the industry began to collapse, “nobody had the guts to help us — not the banks, not the private investors, not Bain Capital.”
Granholm mocked Romney about his wealth and the house he’s expanding to include an elevator to move his cars.