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Democrats skewer Romney in convention blitz

Published on Sep 5, 2012 12:07 PM

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AFP) - Democrats launched a convention blitz on Mitt Romney on Tuesday with speaker after speaker skewering the wealthy Republican presidential candidate as an out-of-touch flip-flopper.

Headline act, First Lady Michelle Obama, didn't mention the Romneys by name but still managed to draw blinding contrasts between the president's hard-scrabble journey and the more closeted existence of his privileged rival.

Others were more blunt, like rising Hispanic star Julian Castro who claimed "Mitt Romney, quite simply, doesn't get it" as he mocked the candidate's suggestion that aspiring entrepreneurs should borrow money from their parents.

Even Mr Ted Kennedy managed a dig, speaking from beyond the grave, as a video clip showed him annihilating Mr Romney during a one-on-one debate from the 1994 Massachusetts Senate race, won handsomely by the Democratic icon.

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