Kentucky Democrats ready to bring party's messages home from Charlotte

09/10/2012 07:19 AM

CHARLOTTE — The speeches by President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton predictably made the list of most memorable remarks for many of the Kentucky delegates at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

But so did the addresses by Army Veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs serving in Iraq, as well as the speech by former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who had the Time Warner Cable Arena rocking as she emphatically listed the automotive industry jobs saved or created in many states.

A few Kentucky Democrats stayed through nearly all of the speeches over the three days. That group included Bowling Green Democrat Michele Thomas and state Rep. Darryl Owens of Louisville.

Here’s what Owens said after the convention ended about what overarching message Kentucky Democrats should take away from it:

Thomas, a Bowling Green Democrat, said voters in her area should be grateful for the president’s support of the auto bailout that very well may have saved General Moters’ Corvette plant in Bowling Green.

And Dennis Repenning, a Northern Kentucky attorney attending his first convention, got to carry out the Kentucky sign from the delegation’s seating area — the political version of taking down the goal posts.

Here was his reaction to the week:


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