– President Obama accepted his party’s nomination last night, laying out his case for a second term in a 40 minute speech to close the Democratic Convention. Unlike many of the other convention speakers, Obama did not take up the mantle of the Affordable Care Act in his address. But he did take on Republicans on Medicare, promising that he will “never turn Medicare into a voucher.”
– The Post also details how both conventions featured deeply personal health care stories to illustrate each party’s stance on the issues, but notes that “some critics objected to the more graphic testimonials.”
– The President’s speech set the new Twitter record for a political event, with about 52,726 tweets per minute.