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September 7th, 2012
07:25 AM ET

CNN contributor Maria Cardona: America 'can't compare' Obama's DNC speech to 2008

As the Democratic National Convention comes to a close, CNN Contributor and Democratic Strategist Maria Cardona weighs in on President Barack Obama’s nomination speech late Thursday.

“You can’t compare it to 2008,” Cardona says. “I think that that was strategically smart, because, again 2008 was lightening in a bottle, he was not going to be able to recreate that. What he needed to do last night was reassure – and what I thought what he did brilliantly – he made us take ownership of the hope and change.”

Cardona praises the president for reaching out to all parts of the Democratic Party at the convention. “He talked about immigrants, he talked about women, he talked about gays, he talked about labor, everybody was included in [the speech],” she says.

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  1. Baltasar Villanueva

    Maria Cardona,
    I just saw you on CNN, your bueatifull.. Don't look so eager to make a rebutal on your apponet. Just smile and make your strong point. Your apponet does not have a chance.

    September 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply

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