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Last night President Obama accepted the nomination to run for a second term as President of the United States. Once again the Democratic National Convention set a social media record. According to TechCrunch the President's speech garnered 52,757 Tweets per minute with the entire convention topping a total of 9 million.

"Here are some of the President’s biggest Twitter spikes:

-43,646: “I’m no longer just the candidate, I’m the President”
-39,002: “I will never turn medicare into a voucher”
-38,597: Discussing Medicare
-37,694: “We don’t think government can solve all our problems…”
-34,572: Quips about the Olympics and “Cold War mind warp”

If these numbers are any indication people seem to be getting fired up and ready to go.

Click here to view President Obama's entire acceptance speech.

More photos after the jump.

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FLOTUS Flawless in Tracy Reese 

First Lady Michelle Obama was flawless last night in a Tracy Reese dress as she delivered her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The speech brought the convention crowd to their feet and had many at home in tears as they listened to Mrs Obama make the case for her husband's reelection. FLOTUS was so flawless that her carefully coiffed curl garnered its own Twitter account, @MichellesCurl. While the First Ladies' curl does not have as many followers as @InvisibleObama it was still a nice try.

While Mrs Obama looked great she was not just window dressing. Her speech definitely differentiated her husband from his challenger, raised the energy level at the convention and rallied the base at home. describes FLOTUS' speech as the "Speech That Destroyed Twitter." According to

"Michelle Obama’s Tuesday night speech about her husband and the Obama family at the Democratic National Convention drove 28,003 tweets-per-minute at its peak, nearly double the 14,289 mark reached by Mitt Romney‘s acceptance speech at the Republican convention last week."

"By the end of its first night, the Democratic Convention as a whole had sparked more than 3 million tweets, nearing the 4 million point reached by the entirety of last week’s Republican Convention."

And who could forget the most epic line of the night...

"Being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are." Michelle Obama

Pundits are touting the speech as "politically masterful" saying we're witnessing the transformation of Michelle Obama the political spouse to Michelle Obama the politician. While no one knows the future, we do know that the First Ladies' speech delivered and now it's up to the Democratic base to bring it home.

Click here to view the entire DNC speaker schedule.



FLOTUS Takes Center Stage @ DNC Tonight

First Lady Michelle Obama takes center stage tonight in Charlotte as the Democrats kickoff their three day convention. Unlike her 2008 convention speech where she introduced then candidate Obama to the country, look for Mrs Obama's speech to highlight how the President's policies have moved the country forward and how voters can't afford to turn back now.

Here's today's convention lineup - all times are ET...

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Call to Order

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida



His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas

Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit


Presentation of Colors

Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard 


Pledge of Allegiance

3rd Grade Class, W.R. O’Dell Elementary School

Concord, North Carolina


National Anthem

Amber Riley

Singer/songwriter and ‘Glee’ actress



Stephen J. Kerrigan 

Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee


Welcome Video


Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs

Bishop Vashti McKenzie 

First woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church  

The Honorable Julián Castro

Mayor of San Antonio, Texas


Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs

The Honorable Kamala D. Harris

State Attorney General of California

The Honorable Martin O’Malley

Governor of Maryland 


Appointment of Convention Officers


Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California



The Honorable Steny Hoyer

Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention

Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

Andrew Tobias

Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee

Alice Germond

Secretary of the Democratic National Committee


Roll Call for Attendance


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Platform Committee Remarks

The Honorable Barbara Lee

Member of the US House of Representatives, California 

Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Retired)

First woman to reach rank of three-star general in the US Army


Platform Video and Remarks

The Honorable Cory A. Booker

Mayor of Newark, New Jersey



The Honorable Bev Perdue

Governor of North Carolina


American Hero Video: Education


American Voices Remarks

Ryan Case



Mary Kay Henry

International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)


Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

The Honorable Charles Gonzalez

Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas

Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez 

Member of the US House of Representatives, New York



The Honorable Pat Quinn

Governor of Illinois 



Doug Stern

Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter



The Honorable Tim Kaine

Candidate for the US Senate, Virginia

Former Governor of Virginia

Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee


7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx

Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

The Honorable Harry Reid

Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the US Senate, Nevada


An Economy Built to Last Video: Education


Women of the US House of Representatives


Jimmy Carter Video



The Honorable Ken Salazar 


Kennedy Family Tribute Video



Joe Kennedy III

Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts


Live Performance





The Honorable Robert Wexler

President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

Former Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida


8:00 PM – 9:00 PM


The Honorable R.T. Rybak

Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Honorable Jared Polis

Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado


Stronger Together Video: Reproductive Choice


American Voices Remarks

Maria Ciano



Nancy Keenan

President of the National Abortion Rights Action League – Pro-Choice America (NARAL)


Progress for People Video: American Veterans


American Voices Remarks

Nate Davis



The Honorable Tammy Duckworth

Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Illinois

Former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable Lincoln Chafee

Governor of Rhode Island

The Honorable James E. Clyburn

Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina


Progress for People Video: Health Care


American Voices Remarks

Stacey Lihn



The Honorable Xavier Becerra

Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California


9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Honorable Ted Strickland

Former Governor of Ohio

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel

Mayor of Chicago, Illinois

Former White House Chief of Staff



Kal Penn


Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement



Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng

Brother of Mrs. Obama and Sister of President Obama


Stronger Together Video: Equal Pay



Lilly Ledbetter

Women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The Honorable Deval Patrick

Governor of Massachusetts


10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Honorable Martin O’Malley

Governor of Maryland


Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julián Castro

Joaquin Castro

Brother of Mayor Julián Castro

Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Texas


Keynote Address

The Honorable Julián Castro

Mayor of San Antonio, Texas


Michelle Obama Video and Remarks

Elaine Brye



Michelle Obama

First Lady of the United States



Jena Lee Nardella

Founder and Executive Director of Blood: Water Mission